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Ex Sen Alan Simpson: Global Warming "is real" And Deniers Are "goofy".
Yeah, you read that right. EX Republican Senator from Wyoming Alan Simpson stood up at a school board meeting and slammed Global Warming denialists. Ok, slam might be a little to much, but he sure ...
pollwatcher 05/22/2015 13 19 1 -
There's A Monster At The Door, And It Better Not Get In. Super El Nino Is Back!
Last year a monster Kelvin wave (bubble of warm water) formed in the pacific and started heading eastward. Often times this is the forerunner of an El Nino event. The Kelvin wave surfaced and was ...
pollwatcher 05/18/2015 123 217 5 -
TX Gov Uses State Guard To Monitor Possible Obama Takeover
One thing you can say about Texas, their nutty Tea-baggers can always surprise the hell out of you. Just when you thought it would be impossible for a Texas Governor to come along and make Rick ...
pollwatcher 05/03/2015 163 153 2 -
Call Your Senator Now To Vote Against The Keystone XL
I just got off the phone with my Senator's office in DC to express my opposition to his planned vote to give away the Keystone pipeline. Many here have rightly expressed their opposition to the ...
pollwatcher 11/17/2014 9 8 - -
550 $billion World Wide Subsidies For Fossil Fuels, And Rand Paul
From an article in the Washington Post comes word of the huge subsidies the world continues to give to fossil fuels, while Alt-energy, not so much. The report does note, however, that governments ...
pollwatcher 11/15/2014 7 11 - -
Orrin Hatch: "My gosh, they're just straight old dumb-ass liberals anyway."
Yep, this is what we're up against. To paraphrase the great philosopher Kyle Reese: Listen, and understand. That Republican is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It ...
pollwatcher 11/14/2014 15 27 - -
If You Liked Voter Suppression, Wait Till You See Electoral College Splitting!
I think there are WAY to many people who truly underestimate the serious trouble our democracy is in. So many people had so many Bull Shit excuses for not voting; they're all the same, I don't like ...
pollwatcher 11/09/2014 33 13 - -
State Legislatures Worst In 100 Years, We Have A Fundamental Problem
We don't need to get panicky and finger pointy, but we've got one hell of a serious problem facing us and we shouldn't blow it off as a new normal midterm/presidential cycle. When a party captures ...
pollwatcher 11/06/2014 7 8 - -
Failure Of The Bannock St. Project, And Issues Don't Matter
I always say, the day after an election where you just got your ass kicked and you're feeling disgusted and bitter is the best time to write a diary you'll probably regret later. There is no doubt ...
pollwatcher 11/05/2014 9 4 - -
Democratic Ground Game Showing It's Muscle In CO Early Vote.
The Democratic ground game in Colorado has not only kicked into high gear, it's kicked into overdrive! The Colorado Republicans came out of the gate running like a horde of Central American ISIL ...
pollwatcher 11/04/2014 44 67 3 -
Democrats Making Their Move In CO!
For just over the last week I've been following the Colorado Secretary of States reports on early voting. What has really struck me is how well the Republicans have been doing at getting their ...
pollwatcher 11/03/2014 34 38 1 -
Knocking On CO Doors, Super Impressed With The Operation
I either work phones or knock on doors for every general election. I made a 150 mile round trip yesterday to knock on Fort Collins CO doors for the Democrats in CO. Of course they give you a ...
pollwatcher 11/02/2014 92 194 3 -
Dems Continue Gaining In Colorado Early Vote!
The Dems continue to knock down the early Advantage that Republicans had at the beginning of early voting. In the 2010 early vote, R's beat the D's by 6.1%. Since there's a delay in reporting, the ...
pollwatcher 10/31/2014 26 11 - -
Colorado: Dems Gaining In Early Vote.
Yesterday, I presented a case that the Republicans in Colorado are doing a remarkable job at banking early votes. In fact, they have been so good at it, that it's mathematically impossible for them ...
pollwatcher 10/29/2014 43 44 2 -
Colorado Republicans Are Cannibalizing Election Day Turnout, Bon Appetit
The purpose of early voting isn't just to make it more convenient for regular voters, but to get more voters to fulfill their civic duty and actually vote. Both parties try hard to get their ...
pollwatcher 10/28/2014 17 17 1 -
Sao Paulo Brazil, See The Future World Of Global Warming.
Many people see the effects of Global Warming as ocean waves lapping up to the front doors of their ocean front homes, 100 years from now. This is a nice frightening effect that may help the media ...
pollwatcher 10/26/2014 77 221 5 -
Don't Count Udall Out Yet, A Look At The Early Vote In CO.
Mark Udall in CO has had a few bad polls lately with some polls showing him down as much as 7%. I'm not going to unskew the polls by looking at poll crosstabs, but I will look at the early vote ...
pollwatcher 10/24/2014 39 31 1 -
Getting That Polling Monkey Off Your Back. Turn That Frown Upside Down.
Hi, my name is Pollwatcher and I'm a Pollaholic. Ok, I admit I love reading polls, and I get a high when we're ahead in the polls and I get downright depressed when we're behind. But like most ...
pollwatcher 10/19/2014 22 39 1 -
Repub House Committee Refused To Hold Hearings On Ebola In Early Sept.
Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO) asked the chair of the House subcommittee that put on the BS show yesterday to hold hearings on Ebola , not once, but twice! Once on Sept 2 and again in early Oct.
pollwatcher 10/17/2014 47 119 2 -
Hottest August On Record, Followed By Hottest September.
A new NASA report is showing that September was the hottest on record.
pollwatcher 10/13/2014 4 12 1 -
A Better Turnout, No Repub Wave, No Nightmare.
I'm not sure which bothers me more, the a$$holes who are trying to take away the fundamental right to vote for so many people, or the people who have been given this incredible privilege that so few ...
pollwatcher 10/12/2014 192 120 2 -
10.5% Of Iowa Has Already Voted. Early Voting Numbers
Early voting is underway in many states, with numbers coming in from Florida and Iowa and even South Dakota. South Dakota has about 2.7% of it's votes already cast so those dollars going in there ...
pollwatcher 10/11/2014 7 29 - -
Early Voting Numbers For Iowa And Florida
Mail in and absentee ballots are beginning to trickle in, with as much as 9.6% of Iowa already voting, and 3.7% of Florida. Even though these numbers are still small, they may hint to how ...
pollwatcher 10/09/2014 7 10 - -
Absentee Ballot Requests, Iowa And Florida. GOTV!
There's someone over at electproject.org that is accumulating mail-in ballot request and return statistics. All of the normal disclaimers should go along with these numbers. Instead of having a ...
pollwatcher 10/08/2014 6 8 - -
Southern Oceans Warming Faster Than Thought. 48-152% Faster.
Two new studies are telling us more about how Global Warming is changing our oceans. The first suggests that the upper part of the southern oceans are warming anywhere from 48-152% more than had ...
pollwatcher 10/06/2014 11 19 - -
RWNJ Congressman: "The last guy who touched me ended up on the ground dead."
Another day, another RWNJ lets it slip as to what the Republican party really is. This is a dangerous political party that threatens our democracy, our planet, our economy, and the lives of ...
pollwatcher 10/05/2014 88 182 1 -
Bye Bye Polar Vortex, Hello El Nino Modoki
As Global Warming starts changing the weather patterns that we've become accustomed to, new weather and climate terminology starts entering our vocabulary. We all remember the Polar Vortex from ...
pollwatcher 09/20/2014 57 143 1 -
The Republican Nightmare Scenario; People Vote!
A strange thing is happening on the way to the 2014 election, the Democrats seem to be doing better than almost everyone expected. There are so many Democrats defending seats in states that went ...
pollwatcher 09/16/2014 2 6 - -
Koch Oligarchs Reach Into American Museum Of Natural History And Smithsonian.
The Lords of Darkness (Kochs) that threaten Dick Cheney's claim of master of American evil, have stretched their slimy tentacles into a couple of Americas greatest scientific educational institutions.
pollwatcher 09/15/2014 10 15 - -
Hawaiian Kilauea Lava Flow May Threaten Homes Near Pahoa
Iceland isn't the only place that gives hard to pronounce names to volcanoes. Kilauea is an active shield volcano on the big Island of Hawaii. Shield volcanoes tend not to be so explosive and are ...
pollwatcher 09/14/2014 9 26 - -
Get Ready To Rumbllllle! Battle Of The Nerds, Nate Silver VS Sam Wang
Sam Wang from the Princeton Election Consortium has a very different analysis of the upcoming election than Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight. but it looks like it's getting kind of personal. Their ...
pollwatcher 09/09/2014 24 22 - -
A Closer Look At Some Kansas Senate Numbers
In the next week or so I expect we'll get some new polling numbers out of Kansas. Everyone is going to be wondering how the head to head match between Roberts and Orman is going to show up in the ...
pollwatcher 09/06/2014 4 13 1 -
Game Change: Kansas! Sam Wang Model Gives Dems 90% Chance Of Holding Senate
The Kansas shakeup can't be underestimated especially with the PPP poll a month ago showing Orman leading Roberts 43-33. This has moved Sam Wang's model by 20 points. Senate, September 04, 2014 07:...
pollwatcher 09/04/2014 137 108 2 -
The Science Of GOTV, It's Not Your Father's GOTV.
Here's the problem: There is the America that votes in presidential elections, which has helped Democrats win the popular vote in five out of the last six cycles and supports the view that Hillary ...
pollwatcher 09/02/2014 55 65 5 -
Sam Wang Gives Dems 70% Chance Of Holding Senate. Update: Huffpost Changes Its Model, Leans Dem
Sam Wang over at the Princeton Election Consortium does a very nice job of analyzing polls. Mr. Wang's forecast differs from a lot of other work, including the fine work the people here at Dkos are ...
pollwatcher 08/29/2014 88 106 2 -
450,000 Solar Panels Closer To The ALT-E Threshold.
Last week in Pueblo Colorado, the county commission gave its final approval to the Comanche Solar Project The largest solar project east of the Rockies. ...Comanche Solar project will supply 120 ...
pollwatcher 08/22/2014 31 33 2 -
David Axelrod Screws Up On Perry Indictment, Feeds RW Propaganda Machine.
Ok, I have had a hard time figuring out David Axelrod. He seems to have been bumped from being an insider in President Obama's 2012 campaign because of some internal problems. Well, he just opened ...
pollwatcher 08/16/2014 120 17 - -
Fox News Poll: Dems +7 Over Repubs.
Here's an interesting FOX News poll. It holds some good news and some bad news. First some good news: Democratic Republican 10-12 Aug 14 ...
pollwatcher 08/15/2014 23 19 - -
Uh-Oh, Ukraine Attacks Russian Convoy. Update
This is being reported from Bloomberg News: Ukraine said its troops attacked and partially destroyed an armed convoy that had crossed the border from Russian territory. Ukrainian government troops ...
pollwatcher 08/15/2014 53 14 2 -
President Says Criticism Of Syrian Policy Is "Horses&#t!" Update: MoveOn.org Warns Dem Hawks
According to a report in the Daily Beast, In a meeting with congressional leaders in the White House, President Obama told the leaders that criticism of his Syrian policy was horseshit! Bob Corker ...
pollwatcher 08/12/2014 44 18 - -
God Wants "Nine-Foot-Tall", Egyptian/Roman Obama Impeached. Oh Yeah, They're Crazy Alright!
And they're a lot crazier than you can begin to imagine. The Republican leadership has the impeachment monkey on their back and are trying to get the Tea Party loons to STFU until after the ...
pollwatcher 08/07/2014 187 155 1 -
ABC Poll: Republicans About As Popular As Ebola.
We love to bash Republicans around here, but we're pretty much political Junkies and know a good deal more about what they're doing to our democracy and country than most of the general public. But ...
pollwatcher 08/05/2014 123 143 - -
Let's Not Forget Who Wrecked The Car.
We certainly have our food fights here at DailyKos. We all have our favorite issues, and of course my issues should have top priority, and we may disagree with which candidate should get more ...
pollwatcher 08/03/2014 338 227 5 -
3rd Crater Found In Siberia. Earth's "Dragon Breath" Is Coming To Life.
The one thing we can predict with certainty about Global Warming is, we are in for many surprises as our climate convulses from it's relative stability of the recent past, to who knows what lies ...
pollwatcher 07/31/2014 271 382 5 -
While Americans Work To Make Ends Meet; Here Are The Real Takers In One Image.
If you haven't seen this before, this really sums up what Republicans think of the Americans who work for a living.
pollwatcher 07/29/2014 169 558 11 -
Obama About To Poke An Immigration Stick In The Tea Bagger Impeachment Eye!
President Obama, the Democrats, and the few remaining sane Republicans are all convinced that the talk of impeachment just before the election is a big loser for the Republicans and will cost them a ...
pollwatcher 07/29/2014 145 115 3 -
Impeachment, Suing Obama, Budget Fights, Snatching Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory.
You've seen the numbers , 57% of Republicans want to impeach President Obama while only 35% of independents and 13% of Democrats thinks that's a good idea. The numbers for suing the President are ...
pollwatcher 07/26/2014 19 8 1 -
Could The Republicans Shut Down The Gov Before The Elections? Maybe.
Sahil Kapur over at Talking Points Memo makes the case for a possible funding fight just before the elections. Although few think this might lead to a shut down, this presents some VERY interesting ...
pollwatcher 07/25/2014 17 12 - -
Russian Oligarchs In "Horror" Over Putin
We all know that George Bush looked into Putin's eyes and was able to get a sense of his soul . And Joe Biden: I said, 'Mr. Prime Minister, I’m looking into your eyes, and I don’t think you have ...
pollwatcher 07/22/2014 59 33 - -
"Global Warming" Or "Climate Change"? For Political Impact, It's Global Warming.
Which do you prefer? Which has the biggest impact on people to make them wake up and do something about this rapidly approaching disaster? Whatever you want to call it, it's the effects that we ...
pollwatcher 05/27/2014 7 7 - -
Better Duck! It Could Rain Fire From The Sky Friday Night
A brand new meteor shower from comet 209P/LINEAR just might develop this Friday night, and it could be a REALLY good one! Then again, predicting the intensity of a meteor shower is a lot like ...
pollwatcher 05/20/2014 54 141 1 -
An Act Of God? Nope, It's Climate Change And Insurance CO's Don't Want To Pay!
You've probably heard science followers say, fixing the climate mess might be expensive, but not fixing it is going to be a lot more expensive. I like to refer to it as the Republican climate ...
pollwatcher 05/15/2014 86 160 1 -
Nate Silver Doesn't Think This Election Is Important. He's Very Wrong.
Nate Silver over at fiveThirtyEight has a new article entitled The 2014 Election Is the Least Important in Years. Now I have a lot of respect for most of the work Nate Silver does, but I find this ...
pollwatcher 05/14/2014 188 116 2 -
Is Lying All They've Got? Karl Rove Stoops To New Low About Clinton
We all know that Republicans simply can't win elections without disgustingly lying about almost everything that comes out of their mouths. And I've always believed that Karl Rove is a disgusting, ...
pollwatcher 05/13/2014 23 29 1 -
What Do Medical School And Burger King Have In Common? Marco Rubio's Romney Moment.
Marco Rubio has a big idea! He wants to change the Republican party so they can lead America into "A new American Century"! Rubio knows the Republicans have been wondering in the idea desert for ...
pollwatcher 05/12/2014 109 137 2 -
Don't Tell Me The Weather Isn't Getting Weird, Mothers Day Forecast, 1-3 Feet Of Snow, Update:14"
The weather just keeps getting weirder and weirder. Using Tea Bagger logic, because it's happening out my back door, it must be happening around the world. For once they might actually get ...
pollwatcher 05/10/2014 64 180 1 -
Monster Kelvin Wave Is Barfing Heat Into The Atmosphere
The huge Kelvin wave that formed in the Pacific a while back, and may bring us a big El Nino, is now reaching the surface. It's huge, and it's one of the warmest ever recorded. Here's the latest ...
pollwatcher 05/09/2014 112 244 3 -
Repubs In CO Accuse Dems Of Being "Terrorists", Waging "Jihad" Over Fracking.
And you don't think these Republicans aren't dangerously crazy?! With each passing day they demonstrate just how crazy they are and just how far they'll go to protect the Oligarchs and industries ...
pollwatcher 05/06/2014 14 20 - -
League of Conservation Voters Ad Ties Cory Gardner (CO-R) To Kochs
I like this Ad and I like what they're doing with it. I first saw this Ad on MSNBC in Colorado and was a bit surprised. Normally you don't want to be preaching to the choir, but since this is ...
pollwatcher 05/05/2014 7 18 - -
Uh-Oh, Scalia Screws Up Royally. Time To Retire.
The Obama administration won a rare Supreme Court victory regarding the rights of the EPA to regulate pollution from coal plants. Instead of the usual 5-4 decision against anything the Obama ...
pollwatcher 04/30/2014 435 666 10 -
A Better Battery Changes The World, Crossing The Alt-E Threshold
We are on the threshold of a revolution! An economic revolution, an environmental revolution, and a social revolution. But there are powerful forces that don't want that revolution to happen. Ever ...
pollwatcher 04/28/2014 175 273 13 -
Nate, The Don't Worry Be Happy Weatherman, Silver Will Turn That Global Warming Frown Upside Down.
Ever since Nate Silver hired the Global Warming denialist Roger Pielke over at the new fivethirtyeight.com website, I have to admit that I've been a bit curious as to what kind of articles we might ...
pollwatcher 04/21/2014 190 231 2 -
NASA Study; Cal. Drought, Polar Vortex, El Nino, Linked To Global Warming.
A new NASA sponsored study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters is showing a connection between the collapse of the Polar vortex, the California drought, and the rise of the monster El Nino ...
pollwatcher 04/18/2014 68 81 3 -
New Reuters/Ipsos Poll, Dems Coming Home On ACA.
A new poll from Reuters is showing support for the ACA is growing, and Democrats are coming back to the fold and showing more support. Nearly one-third of respondents in the online survey released ...
pollwatcher 04/16/2014 17 63 1 -
Thinkprogress: New Study, Methane Released At Gas Wells, 1000 Times EPA Estimates.
From ThinkProgress.org an article about A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found: that drilling operations at seven well pads emitted 34 grams of methane per ...
pollwatcher 04/15/2014 13 21 - -
What The Fracks Up With China? China About To Go Fracking Crazy!
It was only a matter of time before fracking technology would spread to other shale deposits around the world like a new conspiracy theory spreading at a Tea Party convention. The Chinese fracking ...
pollwatcher 04/14/2014 46 6 - -
Welcome To The CO2 Pleistocene, We Just Cracked 400 PPM In Record Time
Meteor Blades brought this up in an open thread column yesterday, but I think it's important enough to deserve some additional attention. According to a scripps oceanography chart, the observatory ...
pollwatcher 04/10/2014 27 40 - -
Nate Silver's Science Guy, Sure Isn't Bill Nye. Denialist Pielke At It Again.
Most legitimate news organizations put restrictions on things their reporters should be doing outside of their regular jobs. Nate Silver decided he would hire a Global Warming denialist for his "...
pollwatcher 04/09/2014 84 129 1 -
Break Out Your Sun Tan Lotion; Monster El Nino Forming In The Pacific
It's still early yet, but a monster El Nino might be forming in the pacific, and it just might shake up the worlds weather for awhile. Over on the robertscribbler blog is an excellent write up ...
pollwatcher 04/08/2014 144 251 5 -
Did Justice Roberts Lie At His Confirmation Hearing? Silly Question.
Do you remember the exchange between Arlen Specter and nominee Roberts about stare decisis during Robert's confirmation hearing? It drew a lot of attention because nobody, including me, knew what ...
pollwatcher 04/04/2014 189 176 1 -
Who Said It, Charles Koch Or Al Capone?
Joe Romm over at thinkprogress has nice little quiz about who said a bunch of quotes, Charles Koch or Al Capone. It's amazing how little some things change over time. Here's the quiz, who said it? 1)
pollwatcher 04/03/2014 12 20 - -
The GOP War On Democracy Continues.
The New York Times has an excellent article on the New G.O.P. Bid to Limit Voting in Swing States . It's a depressing but necessary read. Let's quit beating around the bush. The GOP simply doesn'...
pollwatcher 03/30/2014 10 12 1 -
Nate Silver's 538 And A New Phase Of Global Warming Denialism. Update: Michael Mann & NoahsArk
Nate Silver over at 538 is pushing a new phase of Global Warming denialism which I believe could end the final chance we have to save the planet based on moral grounds. I've always believed that ...
pollwatcher 03/28/2014 190 134 1 -
3 Pinocchios For Ted Cruz, Republicans Really Are The Party Of The Rich.
Whenever you hear a Republican calling someone a liar, you can be pretty sure they're muddying the water by trying to accuse someone else of doing the very thing they are guilty of. Well, it turns ...
pollwatcher 03/21/2014 9 13 1 -
The Oligarchs Strike Back With, What Would Hitler Say?! Update: U.S. Oligarchs Thank Putin.
While the 2016 Republican candidates are fighting to see how many clowns they can get in the clown car, their Oligarch masters are fighting to see how many feet they can stick in their greedy, ...
pollwatcher 03/18/2014 15 13 2 -
Start The Rep. Clown Car! CNN Says First 3 In, Paul, Ryan,... I Forgot The 3rd.
The new CNN clown car participant poll has got some rather interesting, or should I say hilarious results! May I have the envelope please; 1) Let's give it up for that Libertarian giant who's ...
pollwatcher 03/16/2014 18 12 - -
Climate Zones and Resiliency Funds, Obama's "duck and cover" For Global Warming.
President Obama's paltry efforts to make people believe we can "adapt" to Global Warming is akin to the civil defense efforts of the 1950's trying to make people believe we could fight and "survive" ...
pollwatcher 02/15/2014 47 18 1 -
Obamacare Death Spiral Nears, and Romney Gaining In Ohio!
Just as the Conservatives had to unskew the polls to be convinced that they were going to win the 2012 elections, they are now just as convinced that Obamacare (ACA) is about to go into a death ...
pollwatcher 12/18/2013 76 148 4 -
The Insane Colorado Health Exchange System That Will Turn CO. Red
Sure, you've heard the horror stories of people trying to get on the exchanges and running into website problems, but Colorado is different. Colorado's website actually works very well. It lets ...
pollwatcher 12/04/2013 50 12 - -
Sebelius on HealthCare.gov: Bring Em On!
After a rocky start; If I read one more article about HealthCare.gov that starts with the phrase, "after a rocky start", I'm going to throw up all over my rocky computer! As a former software ...
pollwatcher 11/27/2013 62 22 - -
NYT Exposes The Organized Right Wing Propaganda Machine!
According to today's New York Time's article, G.O.P. Maps Out Waves of Attacks Over Health Law The GOP has been gearing up yet another wave of propaganda for the cowardice media to report verbatim, ...
pollwatcher 11/21/2013 111 280 9 -
The 39 Democratic Cowards Trying To Take My Health Coverage Away!
Look, I'm a political animal (severely wounded now), and fully understand the need to provide political cover for some representatives in conservative districts. The reason we do it is to prepare ...
pollwatcher 11/16/2013 34 15 - -
Global Warming Since 1997 Underestimated by Half
A report from RealClimate.org discusses a new study that explains the so-called "warming pause" the denialists and media love to talk about. Once again, it's all about the poles. Gathering data ...
pollwatcher 11/13/2013 11 25 1 -
Ezra Klein, Wrong Again About HealthCare.gov. Should Get A Job On 60 Minutes.
It seems that even after the 60 minute fiasco to latch on to one of the right wings ridiculous bubble memes, reporters still think they can play the FOX News "fair and balanced" game and somehow ...
pollwatcher 11/13/2013 51 18 1 -
Wow, Christie Won Big, Or Did He? A Look At Some Numbers
The Media is filled with stories this morning about Christie's huge victory in New Jersey. Some pundits have practically coronated Christie as the 2016 presidential election victor. But lets take ...
pollwatcher 11/06/2013 77 37 - -
Did HealthCare.gov Just Get A Lot Better?
This is a follow up on a diary I wrote on Saturday ( HealthCare.gov Going Down for "Extended Maintenance" Tonight. This Could be Very Good. ) when I noticed that the tech surge team had scheduled a ...
pollwatcher 11/05/2013 95 66 2 -
HealthCare.gov Going Down for "Extended Maintenance" Tonight. This Could be Very Good.
As a long time software developer, I've got a really good feeling about this "extended maintenance" tonight. This is what the small blurb from Reuters says: The glitch-ridden website used to sign ...
pollwatcher 11/02/2013 44 46 - -
Ooops, 60 Minute's Benghazi Source Is A Liar.
Don't you just hate it when you do a big story to satisfy the wing nuts and to show you're "fair and balanced" and it turns out your main source for the story is, well, a liar?! Here it is from the ...
pollwatcher 11/01/2013 154 440 5 -
Great Move by Administration to Set the Nov. 30 Deadline.
Ezra Klein, has done a good job in expressing how the media is viewing the Nov. 30 deadline, but I think they are missing a large part of the administrations strategy for setting the deadline. Now ...
pollwatcher 10/26/2013 9 10 - -
Gallup: Seniors Don't Like ACA 54-38, Youth Like ACA 51-44
Some interesting numbers out of Gallup this morning. The overall spread of Disapproval - Approval slipped slightly from 8 points in Aug to 5 now. The approval number went from Independents: 34 ...
pollwatcher 10/23/2013 61 19 - -
Healthcare.gov: 500 Million Lines of Code! That's Insane! Update
500 million lines of code?!! That's 500 million things that can go wrong. Let's put that in perspective. The Space Shuttle has about 400 thousand lines of code. The Mars rover curiosity has ...
pollwatcher 10/22/2013 78 4 - -
A Confederacy of Dunces: The Battle of Armageddon Over A Heartless, Soulless GOP.
Have you ever paid money to go to a sporting event and found yourself cheering wildly for both teams to lose?! And not just lose, but for both teams to destroy themselves on the field of "play" so ...
pollwatcher 10/20/2013 3 10 - -
AP: 476,000 Obamacare Applications Filed
The AP is reporting administration officials are saying more than 476,000 applications have been filed across the country. Obama's advisers say the president has been frustrated by the flawed ...
pollwatcher 10/19/2013 57 70 1 -
Uhhhh, About That "tweak" in income verification that's part of the deal.
All day, I've been wondering about this income verification tweak. I finally have been able to hunt down a draft of the deal, and if I interpret it right, I will no longer be eligible for a tax ...
pollwatcher 10/16/2013 46 22 - -
Big Banks Planning To Profit From Debt Ceiling Crises.
Wouldn't you know it, if there's a way for the banks to profit off a national crises, even if it's one they haven't directly caused, they're going to find a way to do it. And if they can find a way ...
pollwatcher 10/15/2013 37 15 3 -
Politico: The Deal Is Done. Uh-Oh
Here's what Politcal is reporting as the deal. Like it or not, here's what they say. The plan under consideration would require larger bicameral budget negotiations to conclude by Dec. 13, sources ...
pollwatcher 10/14/2013 214 32 - -
Dems Are Driving, The One Compromise Worth Having.
Forget Sequester level funding, forget the length of time for a CR, the only compromise worth having is the one that ends hostage taking of the debt ceiling, once and for all! We all know that ...
pollwatcher 10/14/2013 5 16 1 -
Harry Reid Going Nuclear Over The Debt Limit?!
Yes! Well, maybe, but this is exactly the kind of toughness we need from Democrats. The Hill is reporting that Democrats might bypass filibuster in order to pass their longer debt ceiling bill. If ...
pollwatcher 10/13/2013 154 173 1 -
Why A Short Term Debt Ceiling Could Be Very Bad.
The GOP is preparing to offer a short term debt ceiling increase to the President and Democrats. I believe that raising the debt ceiling will now become a permanent hostage to radical Republicans. -
pollwatcher 10/10/2013 81 54 - -
Define:Cave, Short Term Debt Bill+Obama Negotiations+Another Debt Fight
The entire purpose of President Obama refusing to negotiate with the hostage takers, is to deter them from coming back and forcing new negotiations every time it's time to raise the debt ceiling. ...
pollwatcher 10/09/2013 12 2 - -
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