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Ye Haw! Texas School District Will Let Teachers Carry Guns

According to FOX News there’s a little hick Texas school district bragging about how it may just be may be the very first in these darned blamed United States to pass a law allowing Schoolmarms and staff to tote shooting irons to school.

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Who are these lame brains you ask? Well, they’re the so-called Trustees at the Harrold Independent School District and they approved a district policy change last October so employees can carry concealed firearms to deter and protect against school shootings, provided the teachers follow certain requirements.

Superintendent David Thweatt said the policy was initiated because of safety concerns.

“We have had employees assaulted before by people in the last several years,” Thweatt said. “I think that safety is big concern. We are seeing a lot of anger in society.”

But hold on thar now partner, don’t get your knickers all knotted up, in order for teachers and such to carry a pistol, they must:

  1. Have a Texas license to carry a concealed handgun – which means, “You’re breathing and can whistle Dixie”.
  2. Be authorized to carry by the district – what are the odds these numb nuts will tell someone no? Pretty close to zip I’d think.
  3. Receive training in crisis management and hostile situations – because teachers and janitors are always level headed and never get upset
  4. Use ammunition specifically designed to minimize the risk of ricochet in school halls – because you don’t want any ricochets, don’t worry about the caliber of the pistols firing the bullets, it’s OK if they pass through walls and doors, but for Pete’s sake don’t let them ricochet; you do understand there’s no such thing as ammo that doesn’t ricochet? Can we be any more obtuse?

Thweatt said the small community is too far from the sheriff’s office (30 minutes), leaving students and teachers without protection. He said the district’s lone campus sits 500 feet from heavily trafficked U.S. 287, which could make it a target.

Well here’s an idea Cletus, hire an armed school police officer or two; it’s a lot safer than arming teachers, secretaries, janitors, and lunch ladies, and you won’t have the chance of a teacher losing their cool with a class or a student and start waving their piece around. In more than ten years of teaching, and having worked with hundreds of teachers, there are maybe five I’d trust with a gun in school.

“The naysayers think [a shooting] won’t happen here,” Thweatt said. “If something were to happen here, I’d much rather be calling a parent to tell them that their child is OK because we were able to protect them.”

You can almost hear Thweatt’s next bright idea, “Next year we’re going to install minefields around the school and require staff and students to wear tin foil hats, because if the Ruskies or Koreans attack they’ll get caught up in the mines, and then the staff can mow them down, and well, the tin foil will prevent the space aliens from reading our minds.”

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2013 in Guns

 

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Romney scores zip with Black Voters?

It’s no surprise President Barack Obama’s beating Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential wannabe Willard Mitt Romney among African American voters, but what’s really surprising is how badly.

A NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has reported it’s by a staggering 94 percent to 0 percent; that’s worse than John McCain, that’s worse than any GOTP candidate ever, and that’s really saying something. Romney scored zero percent among Black voters – zero, nobody, nothing…

But wait that’s not all, the President’s also beating Willard among Latinos, voters under 35 and women.

According to a Hart Research Survey poll conducted in Virginia, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Colorado and Nevada, women prefer President Obama to Romney 53% to 39%.
On top of that, 81% of the women said they were less likely to vote for Romney since he’s chosen Paul Ryan as a running mate, or that the choice made no difference to them at all.

The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll also shows the President has a commanding lead among Latino voters 63% to 28% over Romney.

So, can Willard Mitt Romney win the White House with no support among Black voters, 28% support among Latinos and 39% among women? Not likely, and the reinvention convention isn’t likely to give much of any bump to a campaign clearly lacking in likability.

 
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Posted by on August 31, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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Latest 2012 Presidential Polls (8 Aug 11 Edition)

As we move into the first week of August, here are the most current 2012 presidential election poll numbers.

USA Today/Gallup polling conducted from 4 to 7 August 2011 –who would be the Republican/Tea Party (GOTP) nominee if it all ended today:

Romney 24, Perry 17, Paul 14, Bachmann 13, Gingrich 7, Cain 4, Pawlenty 3, Huntsman 2 and bringing up the rear it’s Santorum with 1 …

So, Romney (aka Flopsy Mopsy) has pulled ahead slightly, with Perry (Pres of the 2nd Republic of Texas) slipping a little, possibly because of his evangelical prayer fest, and Palin (aka the Ice Queen) gets absolutely no mention in our current numbers; Paul moves up, while Bachmann (aka Krazy) is slipping farther behind no doubt due to her hubby’s business of praying the gay away – and her poll numbers too; Gingrich moves ahead a little, as Cain (aka the Pizza Man, who has never met a Muslim he hasn’t disliked) skids farther down; Pawlenty remains stagnant, Huntsman rises a little and Santorum slithers to the bottom of the political gene pool.

In Iowa – according to Rasmussen – Bachmann’s shine is fading 22; Mitt 21; Paul 16; Perry 12; Pawlenty 11; Gingrich 5 and Cain 4 …

In New Hampshire – according to PPP (D): Flopsy 25, Bachmann 18, Palin 11, Paul 9, Perry and Cain 7, Pawlenty and Huntsman 6 and Gingrich 4…

So, how does the GOTP pack stack up against President Obama?

If the election was held today, according to FOX PAC:

President Obama 47/Romney 41

President Obama 49/Bachmann 38

President Obama 47/Perry 37

President Obama 47/Pawlenty 37

President Obama 48/Cain 35

President Obama /Gingrich

President Obama / Palin

President Obama /Paul

President Obama /Huntsman

If the GOTP nomination circus – and the general election – had both ended this week Flopsy would be the GOTP candidate, and he would still have lost to the President.

 
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Posted by on August 8, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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Latest 2012 Presidential Polls (21 Jul 11 edition)

Here’s the latest information on this week’s polling on the 2012 Presidential election.

First – from a Public Policy Polling poll conducted from 14 – 17 July 2011 – let’s look at who would be the Republican/Tea Party (GOTP) nominee if it all ended today:

Romney 20; Bachmann 16; Palin 12; Perry 11; Cain 10; Paul 9; Gingrich 6; Santorum 3 and Pawlenty and Huntsman both bringing up the rear of the pack with a whopping 2%

Romney (aka Flopsy Mopsy) is narrowly holding on to his lead, while Bachmann (aka Krazy) is steadily moving up still followed by the two candidates who haven’t announced they’re running, Palin (aka the Ice Queen), and Perry (Pres of the 2nd Republic of Texas). Bringing up the rear are Herman Cain (aka the Pizza Man, who has never met a Muslim he hasn’t disliked) followed by Paul, Gingrich, Pawlenty, Huntsman and Santorum.

Still wondering how long the guys in the back are going continue deluding themselves that they’re viable candidates? One would think you’d actually do some polling before you jumped into the ring, but I guess not.

With the first major GOTP contest being the Iowa Caucus; if it was held today (according to Mason-Dixon polling: Krazy 32; Flopsy 29; and the rest of pack are still running only in single digits so far back it doesn’t really matter.

So, how does the GOTP pack stack up against President Obama?

If the election was held today, according to NBC/WSJ (which only asked about Bachmann and Romney) and previous polls for the others:

President Obama 48/Romney 41

President Obama 50/Bachmann 35

President Obama 48/Pawlenty 39

President Obama 52/Gingrich 39

President Obama 53/Palin 37

President Obama 48/Cain 36

President Obama 54/Paul 36

President Obama 52/Huntsman 34

If the GOTP nomination circus – and the general election – had both ended this week Flopsy would be the GOTP candidate, and he would still have lost to the President.

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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Latest 2012 Presidential Polls (14 Jul 11 edition)

Here’s the latest information on this week’s polling on the 2012 Presidential election.

First – from a Quinnipiac poll conducted from 7 – 11 July 2011 – let’s look at who would be the Republican/Tea Party (GOTP) nominee if it all ended today:

Romney  25; Bachmann 14; Palin 12; Perry 10; Cain 6; Paul 5; Gingrich 5; Pawlenty 3; Huntsman 1 and Santorum 1

As the “race” moves into July, Romney (aka Flopsy Mopsy) still holds on to the lead, while Bachmann (aka Krazy) has moved into second, followed by two people who haven’t announced they’re running, Palin (aka the Ice Queen), and Perry (Pres of the 2nd Republic of Texas). Bringing up the rear are Herman Cain (aka the Pizza Man, who has never met a Muslim he hasn’t disliked) followed by Paul, Gingrich, Pawlenty, Huntsman and Santorum.

How long are the guys in the back of this pack going to delude themselves? If you’re lower in the polls than a guy who preaches hate against Muslims what’s that say about your chances? But what about people who say they’ll vote for candidates who aren’t even in the race? Makes you wonder.

The first major GOTP contest will be the Iowa Caucus; if it was held today (according to Magellan Strategies (R): Krazy 29; Flopsy 16; and the rest of pack is in single digits so far back it doesn’t really matter. Yes, at this point the GOTP nomination appears to be turning into a two horse race.

So, how does the GOTP pack stack up against President Obama?

If the election was held today, according to Quinnipiac (which only asked about Bachmann, Romney and Palin) and previous polls for the others:

President Obama 47/Romney 41

President Obama 50/Bachmann 38

President Obama 53/Palin 34

President Obama 47/Pawlenty 33

President Obama 48/Cain 38

President Obama 52/Gingrich 39

President Obama 54/Paul 36

President Obama 52/Huntsman 34

The gap between the President and Flopsy Mopsy has widened to six points. But, once again, the odds of the far-right uber-religious Tea Party ever supporting a “Mormon” for president are highly unlikely.

The GOTP continues to struggle with finding a definite leader, and it is very likely Bachmann will pick up a lot of steam in Iowa and the south, and Romney will then struggle to win a divisive nomination, if he can win it at all.

To recap, if the GOTP nomination circus – and the general election – had both ended this week Flopsy would be the GOTP candidate, and he would still have lost to the President.

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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Latest 2012 Presidential Polls (2 Jul 11 edition)

Here’s the latest information on this week’s polling on the 2012 Presidential election.

First – from a FOX PAC poll conducted from 26 – 28 June 2011 – let’s look at who would be the Republican/Tea Party (GOTP) nominee if it all ended today:

Romney  18; Perry 13; Bachmann 11; Palin 8; Paul 7; Cain 5; Huntsman 3; Gingrich 3; Pawlenty 3 and Santorum 2

As the “race moves into the heart of summer, Romney (aka Flopsy Mopsy) still leads followed by Perry (Pres of the Republic of Texas, who has not announced, and probably won’t run), Bachmann (aka Krazy) has made it into the double digits replacing Palin (aka the Ice Queen who has still not announced she’s running – she isn’t).

It is interesting to note that FOX is strongly backing Flopsy and Krazy, and they are both doing very well, while the former FOX PAC poster child Palin is all but disappearing from the polls – see what “Jury Duty” will do to you?

And second, how do the GOTP pack stack up against President Obama? Well, if the election was held today, according to a poll conducted by McClatchy/Marist from 15 – 23 June 2011:

President Obama 46/Romney 42

President Obama 49/Bachmann 37

President Obama 56/Palin 30

President Obama 47/Pawlenty 33

President Obama 48/Cain 38

President Obama 52/Gingrich 39

President Obama 54/Paul 36

President Obama 52/Huntsman 34

So, only Flopsy Mopsy, who has closed the gap to four points really would stand any chance at all of defeating the President, if the election were held today. However, since the odds of the far-right uber religious Tea Party ever supporting a “Mormon” for president is highly unlikely, the GOTP will end up with someone infinitely less qualified and equally infinitely more likely to get shellacked come November 2012.

It’s interesting to note there are no major polls yet conducted which have Santorum figured into the equation indicating major polling organizations have yet to count him as running a legitimate campaign? But what makes it more interesting is these same organizations count the likes of Gingrich, Cain, Paul and Huntsman as being legit?

To recap, if the GOTP nomination circus – and the general election had both ended this week Flopsy would be the GOTP candidate, and he would have lost to the President.

 
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Posted by on July 2, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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Latest 2012 Presidential Polls

Here’s the latest information on this week’s polling on the 2012 Presidential election.

First let’s look at who would be the Republican/Tea Party (GOTP) nominee if it all ended today:

Romney  19; Palin 15; Giuliani 12; Paul 8; Cain 8; Gingrich 7; Pawlenty 5; Bachmann 5; Perry 4; Santorum 2; Huntsman 2

Very encouraging for the GOTP; you have Flopsy Mopsy in the lead followed by the Ice Queen (who has not announced she’s running) and the former womanizing mayor of New York pulling a close third, and no one else is even close.

And how do they stack up against President Obama? Well, if the election was held today:

President Obama 48/Romney 41

President Obama 50/Pawlenty 32

President Obama 56/Palin 35

President Obama 53/Cain 34

President Obama 53/Bachmann 33

President Obama 53/Gingrich 34

President Obama 54/Paul 36

President Obama 52/Huntsman 34

So, only Flopsy Mopsy comes within single digits and just barely, down by seven points. Of course polling this early doesn’t really mean a whole lot, but for political junkies this is good stuff. Right now, all things considered, the President is sitting pretty.

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2011 in 2012 Election, Polls

 

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If the Election Were Held Today – October 27th/Actual Results ( )

Looking at all the available polling data here’s how the numbers breakdown – if the election were held today:

In the United States Senate the Democratic party holds its majority, 52 – 48 (54-46)

In the House of Representatives the Democratic party holds its majority, 217-216 (194-240) Just didn’t have enough info on many of the seats, and went with the incumbents.

In the Governor’s races, the GOP wins out, 24 – 11 and 1 state to an Independent (23-12-1)

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2010 in Politics

 

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If the Election Were Held Today – October 21st

Looking at all the available polling data here’s how the numbers breakdown – if the election were held today:

In the United States Senate the Democratic party holds its majority, 52 – 48

In the House of Representatives the Democratic party holds its majority, 220 – 213

In the Governor’s races, the GOP wins out, 20 – 15

 

 
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Posted by on October 22, 2010 in Politics

 

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