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October 26, 2008

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bad

Bill Burton sucks.

centralcal

I am surprised at The Stevens verdict, but I am not terribly sorry for him.

I hope all of you have a chance to read Campaign Spot's Jim Gerraghty. He has a really good long piece from Obi Wan . . .

basically, voters have had enough information and have made their minds up, with the exception a few holdouts. They too are already leaning - he feels in McCain's direction, more than likely.

LUN

clarice

I hope Obi's right. (I did read the piece). I am one of the world's most optimistic people and I'm finding it increasingly hard to stay that way.

Laura

Clarice and Rick,
My oldest goes to a fairly well known military/girls academy, boarding school with two different hierarchical systems dependent on gender. There are separate leadership opportunities for both. The military program was becoming increasingly watered down, but the board stepped in and demanded a return to more discipline and actual military structure. The new commandant was the head of Army Rotc at Nortre Dame.

The academic side however has some bizarre post modern nonsense creeping in, the humanities in particular, as you might expect. The old timers, solid, no -nonsense midwesterners are being replaced by young teachers from liberal east coast schools. There are still quite a few that have not bought into the liberal agenda, but more and more the curriculum becomes tainted.
They even took a group of the "Global Scholars" to the UN where they got to meet the Ambassador from Iran. The head of that department was so proud of his little charges doing something the US government wouldn't do. MY husband wrote a scalding letter to the head, including the point that many of the alumni of the school were currently at war in Iraq and subject to attacks by our enemy Iran directly or through Iranian supplied VBIED's. His must not have been the only letter because the teacher has been removed from that position.

Oh yes, we go to Hillsdale next week for an over night college visit.

Porchlight

Oh, no. I hadn't heard about Dean. That is awful news. I knew he was critically ill but it's just so hard to believe. He was such a great guy with a distinctive voice - I could always tell I was reading a Barnett post within the first sentence or two. RIP.

centralcal

In the not all news is bad news department:

LA Times laying off 75 newsroom staffers.

Couldn't happen to a better paper! Well, except for the NY Times. ha.

centralcal

Oh swell, now Drudge has the siren up - Skinhead plot to kill Obama.

Wonderful. Now will there be a sympathy/guilt vote? jeesh.

fdcol63

My sympathies to Dean Barnett's family and friends.

3 great losses: 1) Tony Snow; 2) WFB; 3) Dean Barnett.

fdcol63

Please .... don't make a martyr out of Obama.

Let him fizzle on his own.

Laura

I'm sorry abut Dean Barnett. He had a certain style that was identifiable and memorable. Porchlight, I always could recognize him in an instant and thought here's a guy I could really get along with.
He was so optimistic yet pulled no punches about what lay in store for him with his cystic fibrosis. You just had to think he was going to make it through.

clarice

Laura, luckily our Board had no role in curricular matters..only governance. Ours is an IB school with fixed requirements and with a large language component. From time to time people tried to water it down, add a non-IB curriculum, etc. We simply noted that was the mission of the school and had been from its inception and it would not be changed to meet any new fad or concern of parents who were free to explore other options elsewhere.

There certainly is a PC component in the social studies aspect of the curriculum but I believe it is overcome by the kids' real world experiences and by the heavy does of math, science, and critical thinking courses.
It also is rather internationalist--because the course and pupils and teachers come from all over the world, but I will notes that most of the kids opt to become permanent US residents at every opportunity to do so.

clarice

***heavy doSE of ****
**I will note that most***

Jane Plumber

I am just heartsick at the news that Dean Barnett has died

Where did you see that.

I am simply devastated.

centralcal

Jane its all over the place.

But please read Jim G.'s post.

LUN

Rick Ballard

"when your institution is no longer dysfunctional good people will be willing to come on board with time, talent and money."

Clarice,

I've seen it happen (actually, I've been instrumental in helping it happen) but you didn't actually note whether the dysfunctional types were replaced on the board. I would imagine so and I certainly compliment your perseverance in seeing the change through.

Laura,

Good for you and your husband. It does sound like the school has a very bad termite problem. I hope there's someone on that board willing to work as hard as Clarice did. It requires a very strong commitment of time and energy to effect lasting change - and it's impossible once an institution has turned over board selection to the progs.

centralcal

Jane: Here is another piece by John Podhoretz that has left me with a giant lump stuck in my throat.

LUN

Angie Smith

Currently, I can't make any prediction at all. One minute Obama's up more than 10 points, the next he's down 6!! I'll spend my time praying, which will do more good than any slanted poll or any comments by the liberal elitists illuminatis!

Angie Smith

Currently, I can't make any prediction at all. One minute Obama's up more than 10 points, the next he's down 6!! I'll spend my time praying, which will do more good than any slanted poll or any comments by the liberal elitists illuminatis!

Porchlight

Podhoretz writes that he never met Dean Barnett in person, but that they'd had hundreds of email exchanges, and notes:

This is yet another remarkable quality of the blogosphere and the Internet — that they create new kinds of friendships based on very old epistolary models.

That is very perceptive, I think. I'm sure Dean would agree.

clarice

Well, Rick, typepad ate up that post--The Chair's term was up and a new chair was an improvement. The Board worked to rotate out members and replace them with new ones according to a kind of schedule in the Senate with different terms given to the replacements to assure a 1/3 turn over each year. The new head worked very hard with the chair and the board and in no time, members who were serving to stoke their egos or whatever found there was no pay off and left or were naturally rotated out..

It's hard work, often boring to turn around an institution and it's not worth doing unless there are some solid bits to work with--and we had those. We just needed a firmer path to good governance. And, yes, that was extraordinarily hard work..almost harder than starting from scratch.

clarice

I'm watching oil prices tumble and have a perverse thought. Perhaps instead of fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq we just should have allowed the Dems to have their way in 2001, let them drive our economy down earlier and starve the jihadis of funds from their oil revenue garnering allies.

Charlie (Colorado)

Sorry, Clarice, I was being geekish. We're saying the same thing: I'm suggesting that the "null hypothesis" --- which is to say what would be true if there were no other effects --- is that we should expect overall turnout proportions to match early-voting fairly well. The poll models all say the total turnout should be something else;given the results so far, I think they're wrong.

PDinDetroit

My Prediction: McCain/Palin win since Arizona/Alaska US Quarters were 2008 Releases. This is probably as good as anything else out there...

New McCain Attack: Barack the Redistributer

Charlie (Colorado)

PD --- is that a suggestion, or have you seen it?

PDinDetroit

Charlie - saw it on Fox News and also Drudge Front Page. Emphasis added on RED was mine, althought I really wanted that in RED Color!

Porchlight

Hey Charlie, thought of you today. My husband had a run-in with Alex Jones last night at an outdoor show in Austin (Willie Nelson and a bunch of others). Seems Alex and his buddy Jesse Ventura were hanging out by the portolets in the backstage area. My husband couldn't resist asking Jones if he was going to vote and Jones went immediately off into a tirade about "there is no vote in Travis County! Only the tax commissioner gets to vote!" or some such nonsense. My husband had to work to keep a straight face.

Rick Ballard

Clarice,

Copy the comment before hitting 'post' or 'preview'. Otherwise, Typhuspad wins another round.

I agree that green field work is a little harder than turnaround but it's a bit more satisfying as well. I'm receiving biweekly pictures on the progress of construction for a little school that I began working on about eight years ago and they cheer me as nothing else (aside from grandchildren and other family) has in years.

Now I'm turning to youth sports for a bit. It's an easier milieu and there aren't any Gramscians (that I've noticed) polluting the endeavor.

clarice

About the assassination plot---I have not checked this out myself, but a lucianne poster says this:"
Reply 5 - Posted by: ar15, 10/27/2008 4:57:33 PM

I'm sorry, I wouldn't believe BATF agent James Cavanaugh if he told me the sun would rise tomorrow. As soon as I heard his name on the radio Waco came flooding back into my mind. This is a guy that swore to the media that there was no fire coming from helicopters over the Davidian compound. Then he turned around the very next day in a phone conversation with Koresh and said-“I’m not debating the fact that there might have been fire from the helicopters.... but what I’m telling you is there were no mounted guns, no outside mounted guns, on those helicopters.”


clarice

Remember what I told you about the former head. She was instrumental in a prominent SF high school and started Ecole BiLingue which she ran for years before she came to us. She does consulting around the world. She's the only one I trust in this business that's overrun with mediocre poseurs.

Plumber's Pal

The polls weight heavily in the dems favor, but they don't tell us how many of those dems will vote for Obama and how many will not. For instance, we already know that a certain percentage of Hillary voters, the PUMAs are jumping ship, yet are still registered dems who are likely voters. What percentage, 1, 2, 5, more? We also know that a certain percentage of registered Jewish voters will go Repub. over previous elections, but how many? Then there are the rural dems, how many of them are going to vote for the One?

These are all voters counted as dems for the weighting of polls, but even a small percentage voting across the ticket will change the outcome.

Porchlight

McCain/Palin win since Arizona/Alaska US Quarters were 2008 Releases

FWIW McCain/Palin are winning the Halloween mask contest. Apparently they didn't even bother making a Biden mask, though, so the results might be skewed. Heh.

This Dallas Morning News story from today says Palin masks and costumes have been impossible to keep in stock ever since her national debut.

Plumber's Pal

I just saw that gas prices have dropped under $2 in Tennessee, so why are the stations in my area still at between $3.39 to $3.43? Grrrrr!

Jane Plumber

CC,

I never met Dean but we emailed a bit when he wrote for Hugh Hewitt. He was just a great guy. And yeah, I felt like I knew him.

Charlie (Colorado)

Indiana Secretary of State requests prosecution of ACORN for voter fraud:

Secretary of State Todd Rokita said today that a preliminary investigation by his office has found evidence of “multiple criminal violations, including possible state and federal racketeering laws,” in conjunction with hundreds of fraudulent voter registration applications filed in Lake County.

The findings and a request for prosecution are detailed in a letter Rokita, Indiana’s top election official, sent last week to Lake County Prosecutor Bernard A. Carter, U.S. Attorney David Capp and Michael Welch, special agent in charge of the FBI's Indianapolis office.

Charlie (Colorado)

Sarah, you're in California, no?

Two reasons, then:
1) California has to have special gasoline formulations to meet state environmental regulations.
2) California has substantially higher gas taxes than Tennessee.

Laura

Clarice,

Sounds like you had a productive 15 years.
I can imagine the satisfaction of leaving something better than you found it with all the future implications.
I'm not even sure how anyone other than an alum or a CEO gets on the board of trustees at our school. The old guys on the board retire or die off and many of the newer members are steeped in corporate PC. Also, the dollar amounts are staggering, and the school invests tremendous amounts in financial aid(over 55% of the student body)in flat out grants. s The core student body are pretty conservative kids from the midwest and I think many are shocked to hear some of the stuff from the teachers, but not many really buy into it. Last year a friend of my daughters graduated to begin West point. He started his mornings with the WSJ and National Review. They take in quite a few students from China, korea and Tawain. Mexico, as well. But the Asians tend to self-segregate so I'm not sure they get as much out of the international experience as they could.
Rick, You are right about the termites. The part that always suprises me is how little most parents discuss with their children. To me, one of the great joys of having your children grow up is being able to converse on ideas and principles. I'm sure many parents assume the school will respect their values, but often times these are actually subverted by faculty or through activities like the multicultural awareness retreat, where my daughter learned that preventing gay marriage was denying a human right. At a boarding school if your child doesn't fill you in you don't know and can't discuss or even complain.
Overall, the head does a great job, but I don't think he is truly aware of how much his east coast point of view have shaped the school over the last 10 years.

Plumber's Pal

CBS3 now banned by Obama Campaign over Biden interview. See video.

Rick Ballard

"why are the stations in my area still at between $3.39 to $3.43?"

Because you're stuck in the Prog Hell of California. Don't worry - Jerry Brown has a nice SoLunar Windmill that will provide 100% of your energy needs for at least 7% of each day (which is 24 hours long - the 7% occurs between 2:15AM and 3:55AM). If you move to Section 8 housing you can have 100% for 12% of the day. It's part of the redistribution plan.

centralcal

Jane: I received an email from him too, back in his Hewitt days (obviously, in response to something I wrote him). I was just a huge fan of his writing and have missed the heck out of him these past few weeks as the race has gotten weirder and weirder.

Sara: My car, although new, only requires regular, and I filled up today at a Valero station for $2.89/gal. Woohoo. May it keep on going down, down, down!

Plumber's Pal

Chaco: I figured it was taxes, didn't think about the environmental burden. I need to move to Tennessee. :)

Plumber's Pal

Centracal. Those were the prices for regular, which is what my car uses too. But if central CA is going down, I have hope.

Plumber's Pal

If you move to Section 8 housing you can have 100% for 12% of the day. It's part of the redistribution plan.

If things don't improve around here, we'll all be looking for Sec 8 eligibility.


clarice

FNC:Syrian raid--SpecialOps nabbed target--not sure if he's still alive --(I'd expect that statement to keep enemy from knowing if he's alive and talking or not). Target was guy in charge of foreign recruits to come into Iraq from Syria.

Charlie (Colorado)

If this election goes on much longer, I'm certainly going to be ready for a Section 8.

clarice

I took my car in for a long needed check up--I drive it so little (it's a 1997 model with about 9 k miles on it). My husband called to see if it was ready and the service guy said they were taking photos of it for the Guiness Book of Records. HEH

DrJ

Clarice,

On the other end of the mileage spectrum, my wife was talking with a fellow at the gas station the other day (both were filling their vehicles). Both drive Toyota pickups; the other fellow had a 1979 (I think) that had over 700K miles on it. He claimed that my wife's truck, at 170K, was just getting broken in.

Rick Ballard

"If things don't improve around here, we'll all be looking for Sec 8 eligibility."

Sara,

You have to shovel a lot of AP manure to get to the pony but "jumped by a sharp 23 percent in the West -- a region of the country which has seen some of the biggest declines in prices" is a definite crocus for California. When one couples it with the 65% YOY sales increase for existing California homes in September, one might almost think that something might be changing in the market. It's almost as if babies had continued to be born and families formed during this 238 year long Bush Depression.

clarice

DrJ--Odd, my car is also a Toyota.

Plumber's Pal

It just gets worse and worse.

Obama Campaign Website Soliciting Contributions From Foreigners

I spent only a few minutes searching international versions of Google and Yahoo and what did I find? For starters, numerous foreign web sites soliciting contributions for the Obama campaign in their native language with a direct link to the campaign web site (e.g. http://www.repubblicadirovigliano.org).

And if this isn’t bad enough, how about a campaign blog site on behalf of “Le France and Le Europe” - hosted directly on the Obama campaign web site itself! (Click here for an English translation of this site.)

Note that not only is someone of French nationality advocating on behalf of Obama, but that according to the Activity Tracker section on the right-hand side of the page, they have raised a total of $38,768.11 (as of 10/25) through all of the members affiliated with this group.  Might some of these donors be part of the French-speaking or John Kerry-loving contingent here in the U.S.?  Sure…but considering who the intended audience is for membership in this group, it’s a sure bet that some if not most of the contributors are citizens of France or elsewhere in Europe.

DebinNC

Dean Barnett: As I grew sicker, I had what for me was an extremely comforting insight. I came to view serious and progressive illness as an ever constricting circle with oneself at the center. The interior of the circle represents the contents of one’s life. As the circle gets smaller, things that were inside get forced out. Some of these things are dearly missed; others that were once thought precious get forced to the exterior and turn out to go surprisingly unlamented.

At the innermost point of the circle are the things that really matter: family, faith, love. These things stay with you until the day you die. At the very end, because the circle has shrunk down to its center, they’re all you have left. But as we approach that end, we finally realize that all along, they were what mattered most. As a consequence, life often remains beautiful and worthwhile right up until the end.

"..the things that really matter: family, faith, love. These things stay with you until the day you die." And no President or Party can take them from us.

clarice

Thnaks for posting that Deb. It is beautiful.

centralcal

Ditto, Clarice - Deb. Now I have another lump in my throat.

fdcol63

The ambiguity over Abu Ghadiyah's fate is definitely intended to keep AQ guessing.

I wonder if Assad and Ahmadinejad, most of all, hope he's dead. Wonder if he had/has any incriminating evidence about their complicity?

Does anyone else find Ahmadinejad's recent illness "suspicious"?

clarice

I expect that Ahmadinejad is under enormous stress at the moment--his country's economy has gone from horrible to catastrophic. And falling oil prices indicate there's no end of the disaster in sight.

jimrhoads aka vnjagvet

Where did you find that, Deb? It is beautifully expressed and has the ring of truth based on my observation over the years.

Twenty years ago my mom died at age 73 of squamous cell cancer of the middle ear which had spread into the rest of her body after three years.

It was a devastating loss, as she was a remarkably strong and loving woman and a great mom.

I noticed in the last month of her life, the amount of time she was able to relate to us became progressively diminished. But when she was "there" she was really there. Vibrant, caring, full of life, full of faith, full of love for all of us. Laughing, crying, talking animatedly about her grand children and the Christmas presents she had gotten each of them. That "thereness" was only for minutes at the end. But just as Dean expressed it, her "...life remained beautiful and worthwhile right up until the end". She died in the bed she slept in as a little girl with a smile on her face, surrounded by my sister and her family.

Dean sure knew what he was talking about, and that leaves hope for all of us. Thank God for sharing his talent with us.

Extraneus

I've been voting since 1974, but I've never felt as I do now, that we are in a war. Not a "war" but a real war, and the MSM has taken sides against us.

It's very difficult to consider the other side well-meaning anymore. Whether McCain or Obama win, we are near defeat, and must find other ways to fight that don't depend on our enemies.

These Obama interviews from 2001 may be the best thing there is to defeat him. Anyone have thoughts as to the *best* place to send money to circumvent the MSM right now while we still can?

Topsecretk9

Don't know if anyone saw this Fox News story (LUN)

Obama's Education Groups Funded Controversial Organizations in the '90s, Tax Returns Show

Barack Obama's boards gave tens of thousands to ACORN and more than $1 million to racially charged organizations, a study of tax returns shows.

PeterUK

"I took my car in for a long needed check up--I drive it so little (it's a 1997 model with about 9 k miles on it)."

Understandable,a Sedan chair is so green.

Extraneus

Did anyone happen to say they know what's up with JMH?

DrJ

Ext,

I sent JMH an inquiry. She's not an email hound like I am, so give it a few days for an answer.

Porchlight

Jim, those are lovely thoughts about your mother - thank you.

Charlie (Colorado)

Clarice, Jane, Jim, I wonder what you think about the chances Stevens will be able to appeal? It sounds to we unschooled in such matters that there was a lot of fairly egregious misconduct on the prosecution's part.

PeterUK

Obama assassination From the picture,the little prick doesn't know how to handle guns.Just another Facebook wannabe.

Plumber's Pal

Megyn Kelly takes on Bill Burton video on the redistribution issue. Burton lies again.

hit and run

Dean Barnett is my favorite.

Even in passing, that won't change.

I miss him.

This world could use so many more Deans, yet now has lost its only one.

His only fault, as far as I can see from my interactions with him, all email, was a blindness in judging character, at least in my case. What possessed him to waste time on me?

But for me, it was time greatly cherished. And for which I am a much richer man.

I really miss him.

DebinNC

Jim, the Barnett quote is from his book.

Jane Plumber

Charlie,

You can always appeal. You gotta do it on an issue of law, as the "facts" have now been established for all purposes. There were a lot of issues i.e. the jury and some stuff with witnesses which happened early on which will provide lots of fodder for appeal.

If I was his age, I'd draw the appeals out for a long time so I could die in freedom.

clarice

jim, what a wonderful post.

PaulL

Megyn Kelly was superb in that clip. I had never seen Bill Burton before. He is total scum.

Plumber's Pal

CNN's John King Admits Media "Failed to Properly Vet Obama

Jane Plumber

Nice article about Sarah from a real feminist - like me.

Jane Plumber

oops LUN

fdcol63

Gawd, is Bill Burton a slimy bastard or what?

Go, Megyn!

bad

Bill Burton sucks.

Charlie (Colorado)

Here's a fairly nifty new blog on derivatives.

Charlie (Colorado)

I love Megyn.

Jane Plumber

Charlie,

I heard she loves you back.

Syl

Anyone think that Obama wears a

REdistributor Cap

!

fdcol63

I think John King's feeling something running down his leg in that interview up above.

Egads! Never once does he admit that Obama's been able to do what he's done because the King and the rest of the liberal MSM have been carrying his water - lying, obfuscating, twisting, omitting, and lampooning McCain and Palin.

maryerose

Reading all your comments has made me feel happier tonight. I think the final score is going to be 51-McCain, 49-Obama. New Hampshire will come through in the one district for McCain, and I still believe PA is in play.

Porchlight

Bill Burton sucks.

He really does. He's slippery, though, I'll give that to him. All the Obamadorks are pretty practised in that way. Just like their boss.

fdcol63

Bill Burton sucks.

Yeah, but in the same way that a haggard old fellatrix sucks and slobbers a lot, but never delivers the Big "O". LOL

bad

fd, you are a bad, bad boy...cheers!

centralcal

Hi, Maryerose. Haven't heard from you in awhile.

Keep the faith.

Charlie (Colorado)

I heard she loves you back.

Shyeah.

That's why she let Bill Hemmer interview me.

Porchlight

Hi Maryerose! I sure hope you're right. I love that McCain and Palin are making a real try for PA and I am assuming their internals are telling them it's worth the effort.

Daddy

The Ted Stevens verdict has squashed everything else on the airwaves here in Alaska today. Call ins to the radio talk shows are about 7 to 1 for voting for Stevens regardless, though its a fairly Conservative/Libertarian audience, and Dem voters usually don't call in much unless its Palin bashing time. I had decided a few days back to take my absentee ballot into Stevens Campaign Headquarters and have one of their campaign folks be my ballot witness. This I did today, and was met outside the door by 2 grinning Media members with TV newscamera, who's schadenfreud (or shall I say poop eatin' grins) well illustrated their delight at todays verdict.

Inside the place was like a morgue, deadly quiet, with 4 or 5 folks quietly standing around softly commenting on the unexpected abruptness of the speedy verdicts, especially after this mornings earlier news stories of "typo's" and Jury member replacements. They seemed truely surprised by the verdicts, as was I by what I had been hearing from the News wires.

On the call-in shows, the old time Alaskans, folks who have been in Alaska for forever, there seems a real sadness. Many know Stevens personally and just consider this a moment of great personal sadness. Younger voters, especially males, seem to be of the angrier variety, vocalizing this as a travesty of justice and screw DC. Females seem less angry, but much more concerned with the now probable election of Stevens Tax Hiking Democratic opponent, Mark Begich. There were the smattering of calls saying how we have to vote for Begich, otherwise think of what the other states will think of us folks up here in Alaska, but that was met with a sort of Screw that attitude, lets quit worrying so much what every body else thinks about us, and instead vote for Steven's to let DC know what Alaskans think about them.

My guess now is Begich wins a relatively close election. Even if Stevens pulls it out, Governor Palin would be unable to appoint a successor should he then resign. Senator Murkowsk, when he became Governor 4 years back, had appointed his Daughter Lisa to his Senate seat. This so angered local folks that our laws were changed and now if a Senator resigns, a special election must be held to find his replacement. Also, as current law stands, Stevens is unable to be replaced on the ballot. It's either going to be Ted Stevens, convicted of 7 Felonies, or Tax and Spend, High School graduate Mark Begich, with his own ethical cloud. Ughh!

PS I continue to bang away at Begich on his having only a high school degree, because Palin continues to be slammed for her inadequate College Education and I am sick of this guy getting a pass by the National Media.

Jane Plumber

Daddy,

I've been waiting for your birds-eye view - as sad as it might be.

Thank you.

Elliott

Does Rasmussen's polling make any sense? IIRC, McCain isn't doing any worse nationally than he was last week, but the state polls (all conducted on one day) have bounced around quite a bit from last week to this.

centralcal

I have completely given up on Scott Rasmussen.

fdcol63

Polls - G.I.G.O.

Jim Ryan

Polls - HDPT (homey don't play that).

Boatbuilder

I don't usually do things like this--because people seem to consider me a reasonable person until we start talking politics--but I sent the Whittle piece to just about everybody I could think of, including--especially--my Dem friends, and suggested they send it on to everyone else. I don't care how liberal you are--how can you vote for someone who explicitly says he wants to bypass THE CONSTITUTION to accomplish the goal of income redistribution? And not while he was in college but 7 years ago.
I think (hope) this is huge. Joe the plumber was the hook to get it out there.
Wonder if any enterprising MSM journalist will have the stones to ask the presumptive next president about his basic beliefs about distractions such as the Contitution and income redistribution.

fdcol63

Because of changes in technology, behavior, living patterrns, etc., I think pollsters today are like primitive shaman atempting to cure migraines by blowing smoke up one's derriere.

fdcol63

Come on, man! That's a distraction. Obama was only 38 when that interview took place. LOL

centralcal

I am in a sour mood. I would give TWO Allapundits in exchange for One Dean Barnett.

But, God won.

Jim Ryan

Let's see, cult of personality, mesmerized true believers, statist authoritarian agenda, most people denying that what the leader says is actually what he means - that sounds so familiar, like something from history. Can't quite place it.

fdcol63

Hey, at least Goebbels didn't run the State media until AFTER Hitler had come to power.

What a piker!

clarice

Boatbuilder, I thought the Whittle piece was the most important story of the day.

jimrhoads aka vnjagvet

I prefer the DJ Drummond take on the polls. He is the only one I have seen making real sense of the flaws in the data. It seems to a math doofus like me that all of the statistical bs about being 95% certain of an outcome can't be right when the polls with that supposed standard are so spread that the margin of error is clearly higher than the plus or minus 3 percent that they all advertise.

ChaCo. Please explain for the layfolk.

On the Stevens verdict, I am surprised. Nina Totenberg, however isn't, since she made it clear that she believed the prosecution's case.

Unless Judge Sullivan made some pretty egregious errors, it will be hard to turn it over. Brendan Sullivan, however is a great attorney and Williams and Connoly will leave no stone unturned.

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