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Iowa Polling Update

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 1, 2008


Des Moines Register…..CNN/Opinion Research…….Reuters/CSPAN/Zogby

* Mike Huckabee 32% (29%)………..28……..29

* Mitt Romney 26% (24%)…………..31……..25

* John McCain 13% (7%)……………..10……12

* Ron Paul 9% (7%)…………………..8……….7

* Fred Thompson 9% (9%)………….13……….10

* Rudy Giuliani 5% (13%)…………..8………8

* Not sure/Uncommitted 4% (4%)

On the Democratic side, Barack Obama was the choice of 32 percent of likely Democratic caucus goers, up from 28 percent in the Register’s last poll in late November, while Hillary Clinton held steady at 25 percent and John Edwards was virtually unchanged at 24 percent.

Survey of 800 likely Republican caucus participants was conducted December 27-30. The margin of error is +/- 3.5 percentage points. Results from the poll conducted November 25-28 are in parentheses.

|DES MOINES REGISTER| Poll Watch: Des Moines Register GOP Iowa Caucus


By the end of the week, we will perhaps have a better understanding of how the field will be stacked, and hopefully, the Pauleroids will be punked by the Iowa Caucus goers.
On the Dem side, if the HildaBeast pulls out a win, it is over for the rest of the field.

**updated 11.59 am**
The CNN/Opinion Research Numbers are in, and I’ve added them in above in a second column.
The CNN numbers opposite trends for Huckles and Romney, and switch their postions at the top.
They show Fred with a nearly 50% increase recently, with the DMR showing him steady, and the polls reversed on McCain.
Ron Paul is at 9% in the DMR and 8% on CNN/ORP.

I’m thinking it is time for the networks to exclude anyone polling below 3rd place to keep the circus aspect down, or at the very least, anyone who is polling in single digits should be excluded.
I’m talking scientific polls, not internet polls where Pauleroids can skew the results.

I’ll have more on the Dem side later today. (Or maybe not)

This last poll by Reuters/CSPAN/Zogby has pretty much the same finishing order as the DMR Poll, and all the polls pretty much agree on the rest of the field.

My early prediction is that Duncan Hunter will withdraw within the next week or two if he doesn’t get a surprise bump. That is too bad, for I consider him one of only two real conservatives left in the race. I may have to crawl back on the Fred-wagon, even after his stupid comment about the flag.

My other prediction is that the Pauleroids will claim victory no matter where Paul finishes, and will whine that the cable news networks don’t have a split screen so they can watch Ron Paul from the time he gets up in the morning and jumps into his trousers with both legs at once until he reverses the process at night. The he falls into slumber while his little constitution nightlight provides a soft glow in the background.
/sarc

I hope that Julie Annie finishes behind Ron Paul, but am afraid that the Pauleroids would be too jazzed that their man didn’t finish dead last.
Wait, I forgot about Alan Keyes. He’ll finish last regardless.
I like some of what he says, and read his website often. I could support him as Veep just to see the anti-Christians gnaw their tongues off with hatred.

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Post Election Violence in Kenya Claims 270 Dead; 50 Burned Alive in Church

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 1, 2008

Post election riots result in the deaths of at least 270 people in Kenya, and 50 burned to death in a church.

The congregation, mostly of women and children, had sought refuge at the Kenya Assemblies of God church, before their aggressors set it on fire. The women and children were fleeing from their homes which had been burnt in earlier attacks.

Red Cross officials say they are overwhelmed by the number of casualties from the violence in Eldoret.

Meanwhile, over tens of thousands of armed people are heading towards Burnt Forest, a few Kilometres from Eldoret. Burnt Forest has a history of violent tribal clashes.

Source: Gateway Pundit

NTV Kenya Coverage

“After torching the church, children died – around 25 in number – four elderly people. And our men and our people who tried to confront them were injured,” he said.

Most of the victims were members of the same Kikuyu ethnic group as the newly re-elected President Mwai Kibaki.

Another eyewitness, who gave his name as Joseph, told the BBC that the fire was still smouldering, and that most people had fled the scene.

“I am seeing strewn clothes and belongings around and charred remains,” he said.

Eldoret, in the Rift Valley, has witnessed some of the worst violence since Sunday’s controversial poll and has a history of inter-ethnic tension.

Correspondents say that over the past few days hundreds of Kikuyus in the Eldoret area have been taking shelter in churches and around the town’s police station.

The Kenyan Red Cross said that at least 70,000 people have been displaced in the Rift Valley area as a result of the unrest, describing it as “a national disaster”.

Source: BBC

Will this type of reaction occur in America when a certain political party manages to convince it’s members that another election has been stolen?

I don’t think we are that stupid as to take to rioting en masse, or to try to settle old grudges under the cover of a riot.

For one thing, we have the right to keep and bear arms here, and rioting would be limited to the safe “gun-free zones” in bigger cities and near schools.

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New York Times Challenges Global Warming Supporters

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 1, 2008

Yep, the whole thin is starting to crack, and even the Times is whacking at the greenie weenies:

Today’s interpreters of the weather are what social scientists call availability entrepreneurs: the activists, journalists and publicity-savvy scientists who selectively monitor the globe looking for newsworthy evidence of a new form of sinfulness, burning fossil fuels.

A year ago, British meteorologists made headlines predicting that the buildup of greenhouse gases would help make 2007 the hottest year on record. At year’s end, even though the British scientists reported the global temperature average was not a new record – it was actually lower than any year since 2001 – the BBC confidently proclaimed, “2007 Data Confirms Warming Trend.”

When the Arctic sea ice last year hit the lowest level ever recorded by satellites, it was big news and heralded as a sign that the whole planet was warming. When the Antarctic sea ice last year reached the highest level ever recorded by satellites, it was pretty much ignored. A large part of Antarctica has been cooling recently, but most coverage of that continent has focused on one small part that has warmed.

Source: Newsbusters

Well, the New York Times has given me a let Christmas Gift!

It must suck to be a follower of the Global Warming Religion.

Posted in CAGW, Environmental Lunacy, global warming | 1 Comment »

Des Moines Register Poll: Before the Caucus (updated w/CNN #’s

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 1, 2008


Des Moines Register…..CNN/Opinion Research

* Mike Huckabee 32% (29%)………..28

* Mitt Romney 26% (24%)…………..31

* John McCain 13% (7%)……………..10

* Ron Paul 9% (7%)…………………..8

* Fred Thompson 9% (9%)………….13

* Rudy Giuliani 5% (13%)…………..8

* Duncan Hunter 1% (1%)…………not mesurable

* Not sure/Uncommitted 4% (4%)

On the Democratic side, Barack Obama was the choice of 32 percent of likely Democratic caucus goers, up from 28 percent in the Register’s last poll in late November, while Hillary Clinton held steady at 25 percent and John Edwards was virtually unchanged at 24 percent.

Survey of 800 likely Republican caucus participants was conducted December 27-30. The margin of error is +/- 3.5 percentage points. Results from the poll conducted November 25-28 are in parentheses.

|DES MOINES REGISTER| Poll Watch: Des Moines Register GOP Iowa Caucus


By the end of the week, we will perhaps have a better understanding of how the field will be stacked, and hopefully, the Pauleroids will be punked by the Iowa Caucus goers.
On the Dem side, if the HildaBeast pulls out a win, it is over for the rest of the field.

**updated 11.59 am**
The CNN/Opinion Research Numbers are in, and I’ve added them in above in a second column.
The CNN numbers opposite trends for Huckles and Romney, and switch their postions at the top.
They show Fred with a nearly 50% increase recently, with the DMR showing him steady, and the polls reversed on McCain.
Ron Paul is at 9% in the DMR and 8% on CNN/ORP.

I’m thinking it is time for the networks to exclude anyone polling below 3rd place to keep the circus aspect down, or at the very least, anyone who is polling in single digits should be excluded.
I’m talking scientific polls, not internet polls where Pauleroids can skew the results.

I’ll have more on the Dem side later today.

Posted in 2008, candidates | Leave a Comment »