Don’t pop the cork yet, because you never know what can happen (up to and including “voting irregularities), but it looks as if left-wing, loathsome, repugnant nut-case Florida Rep. Alan Grayson’s days in DC might be numbered:
Holding a steady 7-point lead over a controversial and increasingly malodorous incumbent, Republican Daniel Webster is poised to knock out U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, a new Sunshine State News Poll shows.
Webster, a former state senator, leads Grayson, D-Orlando, 48-41. Florida TEA Party candidate Peg Dunmire garnered 4 percent, No Party Affiliation candidate George Metcalfe got 1 percent, and 5 percent of respondents were undecided.
In a previous poll, conducted Sept. 25, Webster led Grayson 43-36, an identical 7-point margin.
“Webster has to be the favorite here. Grayson has failed to turn his negative image around, and is still viewed in a negative light by a 55-38 margin,” said Jim Lee, president of Voter Survey Service, which conducted both polls. “This means Grayson has very little if any room to grow.”
The beauty of a potential Grayson loss is that he’ll have at least partly kicked his own ass. Disingenuous ads like the grossly out-of-context “Taliban Dan” did nothing but make undecideds realize that Grayson is an intellectually dishonest, unapologetic prick who can look your right in the eye and lie.
I have a theory that most politicians who get nosey and intrusive in the world of sports were the pencil-neck dorks who were picked last — if ever — when teams were being formed in high school gym class. As a result, they’ve been hell-bent for payback against those jocks ever since.
Enter New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone, who can’t even watch a baseball game without getting an ass-pucker about something:
The chairman of the Energy and Commerce subcommittee on health asked the heads of the World Series teams on Monday to ban the use of chewing tobacco on the field and in the dugout during this year’s World Series, which begins Wednesday
Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) made the request in letters to the presidents of the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants. Pallone held a hearing in April to examine the effects on youth of smokeless tobacco use by MLB players.
I don’t want kids using tobacco, but if we’re going to express concern for their well-being and what they’re exposed to, I can think of better areas to start. Check out Pallone’s horrendous pro-abortion record. I’d say that if he really cares about kids, he should start revising those stances and then get back to baseball players about their tobacco habits.
And San Francisco? Sure, lets tell the team from the the city that hands out free heroin needles and condoms not to use tobacco because it sends the wrong message to kids.
Try minding your own business and putting a clamp on record debt, Rep. Pallone, and I’ll make sure my kids aren’t unduly influenced by Josh Hamilton. Fair enough?
Joy Behar allegedly used to be a comedian, but these days she’s a hell of a lot funnier when she’s trying to be serious.
This time the Behar was trying to defend NPR’s firing of Juan Williams, saying that NPR isn’t biased because they’ve been “vetted by ‘Media Matters’ type people.”
Media Matters — that same objective, non-partisan organization George Soros just donated a million dollars to? In language even dimwit Behar might understand, that’s like saying “George W. Bush never did anything wrong because he was vetted by Dick Cheney.”
Last night I watched the entire segment and couldn’t believe that Team Obama couldn’t manage to get this story spiked until after the election — possibly an indicator that their days of having the MSM on puppet strings have drawn to a close.
Obama keeps hanging his hat on the 9.5-ish percent unemployment rate, which is bad enough, but Scott Pelley reports why it’s “much worse” than that.
The story doesn’t directly link the massive economic woes to any politician in particular, and Obama would no doubt point to it and say “look what Bush did” and “imagine how bad it would have been if we hadn’t acted quickly” — but I’m sure this isn’t the kind of thing the Dems wanted to see mere days before an election.
The Dems are already facing an historic avalanche, and 60 Minutes just shoveled on some extra snow:
It makes liberal “Republican” Ah-nuld in Kahl-ee-fuah-knee-ah not come across as very competent either. Sad thing is, in spite of California’s woes, they’re still going to re-elect the likes of Barbara Boxer and probably Jerry Brown. What’s the definition of “insanity” again?
Last week I wrote about a ridiculous article in New York Magazine citing a Harvard Business Review study which concluded that Michelle Obama has generated $2.7 billion in value for clothing companies. This is due to what is claimed is the public clamoring for anything worn by the First Lady.
In that post, I cited evidence to the contrary — two designers who have done exactly what you might expect in an Obama economy and gone out of business.
Here’s another story that makes the Harvard Business Review’s “Michelle Obama is a one-woman fashion stimulus!” story even more laughable:
Even a boost from Michelle Obama hasn’t helped ease New York designer Tracy Feith’s financial woes.
Feith and longtime partner Susan Winget have been virtually invisible as of late, which may have something to do with the more than $200,000 he and his company owe to landlords in Manhattan and in Montauk.
In January 2009, Feith got the most coveted fashion seal of approval – outfitting the First Lady – when Obama stepped out in his floral frock during inauguration festivities. By May of that year, however, Feith was evicted from the Madison Ave. storefront (between 93rd and 94th Sts.) where he operated his boutique. By December, a judgment was issued in Manhattan Supreme Court ordering Feith’s corporation to pay $77,060.38 in rent he owed to his landlord, KPLJ LLC.
And last August, another judgment handed down in Supreme Court determined that Feith himself was on the hook for an additional $152,745.27 because he had personally guaranteed the lease. (The amount includes court costs and damages.)
I’m thinking “fashion designer bailout.”
If Michelle Obama is giving the fashion industry a $2.7 billion boost, it’s only because most of that $2.7 billion is not being used to pay debts.
Bill Maher had as a guest George Clooney. True, Clooney is a Hollywood liberal, so I don’t think Maher was expecting to be stopped in his tracks the way he was.
Here’s the setup line from Maher, where he parroted the tired old “conservatives don’t care about people” bull:
MAHER: I think this is a big difference between liberals and conservatives. You know, I don’t think conservatives are bad people. I think they have a hard time being empathetic to people who are not like them at all.
Clearly Maher expected Clooney to take the bait and run with it, but instead Maher, not to mention the majority of his audience, came off looking like the clueless asshats:
I don’t think Clooney intended that as a smackdown, but that’s what it turned out to be.
Here’s another fact Maher can pretend to ignore: Conservatives are more charitable givers than liberals — probably because the left is far more likely to take the “empathetic” approach and wait for the government to fix everything.
This wouldn’t even have been funny if the historical ignorance wasn’t coming from a bunch of smug liberals who know what’s best for everybody else. These are the folks who champion themselves the best and brightest while calling all those like Sarah Palin who disagree stupid hayseeds.
But it hasn’t ended yet. Palin, never one to miss an opportunity to milk some fun from her opponents kneejerk idiocy, made a surprise appearance at a Tea Party Express event in Arizona and is now generously giving any remaining liberal morons the opportunity to “call out her idiocy” once again:
All I’d suggest Sarah do is change the “On Nov. 2nd” to “On Nov. 3rd” and hope that the libs assume she’s correct this time.