Sunday Under the Covers for July 8th, 2012
This Week in the Polls:
Here is a poll that almost made me fall out of my chair. In light of celebrating our Nation’s Independence Day, a plethora patriotic polls emerged this week, but the one that surprised me was a Rasmussen poll that states ”overwhelmingly, Americansstill embrace the ideals expressed in the Declaration of Independence. Ninety-four percent (94%) believe that we are all endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights.”
Didn’t see that one coming did you?
84% are proud to be Americans. (I really shouldn’t be shocked over this should I?)
77% Watched Fireworks. 62% Enjoyed a cookout. Hmm. America alive and well?
This morning on Fox News Sunday, Juan Williams quoted a Gallup poll stating that the majority of Americans blame Bush for the economy. Upon researching it, the poll was from last month. I doubt it’s changed however. The same poll claims 90% of Democrats blame Bush for the economy and almost half of Republicans. What this tells me is that people are buying the big load of crap that the Obama spin machine is putting out. We hear 32,000 times a day, It’s Bush’s Fault! (Hyperbole may have been used there.)
Bush wasn’t a choir boy. I get that. But DO NOT miss the fact the Democrats were in control the last two years of his Presidency. And Reagan came into the exact type of situation and turned the economy around stat.
Obama has not. His policies are failing. This economy rests on his shoulders.
As far as the Presidential Tracking Poll goes, Romney and Obama are in a dead heat at 45% each. We got ourselves a nail-biter here folks!
This Week in the Release of the Monthly Jobs Report:
I wrote on the release of the new jobs numbers Friday in Becoming Desensitized to Obama’s Norms. It includes some shocking numbers from the amazing Jim Pethokoukis. But even more shocking was the White House telling us not to read too much into a single jobs report. What’s shocking about it? That they think we are this stupid. That’s the same thing the White House has actually published over 30 times. You can see every single one of them here and be sure and send it to all you Dem friends.
The funny thing about the report, if you can call millions of people out of work “funny”, is the attack that the poor jobs numbers are all Republicans fault. I even saw somewhere how it was Mitt’s fault. Seriously!
The thing that has their panties in a wad is the fact that Republicans repeatedly “block Obama’s jobs bills”. That seemed to be the general consensus as reported by Twitchy. I think that’s called, “Fool me once.” The $800 billion dollar stimulus program didn’t stimulate crap. Everything Obama is doing to “create jobs”, which I don’t really feel is a priority of his given his penchant for dependency, isn’t working. Why would we want more of what he’s got?
And the people who do, are in denial. Yep I said it!
This Week in the Creepy World of the Government Spying on You:
In a lawsuit over the Governments massive spying program on ordinary citizens, Right Side News reports, “In a motion filed today, the three former intelligence analysts confirm that the NSA has, or is in the process of obtaining, the capability to seize and store most electronic communications passing through its U.S. intercept centers, such as the “secret room” at the AT&T facility in San Francisco first disclosed by retired AT&T technician Mark Klein in early 2006.”
Secret room? What the hell? Did anyone else already know about a secret room?
“We have three former NSA officials confirming the basic facts. Neither the Constitution nor federal law allow the government to collect massive amounts of communications and data of innocent Americans and fish around in it in case it might find something interesting.” If I had a “Scary Sh*t File”, I’d file this there. Abuse of power will only continue if we keep allowing it. Thank God for those whistle blowers coming forward. I’ve never considered myself a conspiracy theorist, but damn.
This Week in the World:
For the first time in decades and since Moammar Gadhafi went the way of the do-do, Libya held its first nationwide vote. Millions came out of their own free will to finally have a say. But it’s Libya, violence and protests erupted in the east, not to mention the Muslim brotherhood ran an effective and visible campaign. No shock there.
This Week Florida Decided it Has a Pair:
Governor Rick Scott published an editorial piece in the Washington Times that couldn’t have been more spot on. He says Florida will not be participating in ObamaCare. Scott says that while indeed there are far too many Americans without insurance, this is not the solution. He claims it doesn’t address the real issue which is skyrocketing health costs.
“Instead of forcing people into another big-government program that eliminates natural incentives to keep costs down, we should be focused on free-market reforms that make health care more affordable,” Scott writes. ”With costs lowered, more people would have access to medical doctors and services, and we wouldn’t have to place another heavy burden on taxpayers to make it work.”
He says the State of Florida will not allow a massive Federal Government Medicaid expansion. Nor will Florida allow “a state insurance exchange or let the federal government come in and run it.”
It’s a start.
This Week in My World of Geeky Indulgences:
Breitbart writer, among a gazillion other sites, and “Geek Extraordinaire”, Evan Pokroy has created a very smart site I can’t get enough of. His new site, Mostly Geeky, is Coffee, Gadgets, Food, Guns, in that order. Evan is one of the most witty, intelligent men out there. Don’t tell him I said that. He lives in Israel with the lovely Mrs. P, and their eight children. So bookmark Mostly Geeky or better yet sign up for the emails. It’s a nice little break in the day to have something that actually makes you smile find its way to your inbox!
This Week in the World of Good ‘Ole American Ingenuity:
DS&P welcomed a few new amazing sponsors to the site.
I once read the book the Four-Hour Work Week and it changed my life forever. It’s all about coming up with one great idea and how to create a profitable, self-running business. I’ve just always had a heart for the entrepreneurial spirit.
Sip Tags is one of those great ideas. You can check out the products on their ad at the top of the page. You’ll see what I mean. They are making some big strides recently in their business, so more power to you and congratulations to a great American entrepreneur.
Special thanks also to the Kline Corporation who just wanted to be affiliated with this site and the work found here. Is there any bigger compliment than that? The Klines have been a huge support of this site for quite some time now. I’m humbled and grateful for you.
And here’s just something so cool. An American patriot, not certain he would want me to use his name, bought an ad and donated the ad to help promote the site, Pat Dollard. You can now easily click over and check out all that Pat Dollard is up to. He was so kind do this and find a way to help support us both. A huge thanks to you my friend!! You keep blessing me beyond measure.
This Week in My World:
DS&P had its biggest week to date. Thanks to all of you and thanks to the 20 Sexiest Conservative Men in New Media contest. It was lots of work, but such a blast. I hope you got to meet a few Conservatives fighting for us that you were not aware of before. And I hope the nominees and winners felt all the love they could from their fans who voted them there.
Congratulations to all of them and to the winner Ben Domenech.
People like you are what keep me going. Thank you for all the support, donations and ads.
Please donate to the Tip Jar at the top of the page. You have no idea what a difference it makes, even the smallest of amounts. All that you do matters. It keeps me fighting (and eating) for another day. But I’m not backing down from this fight for a minute. And people like you are what makes that possible.