Monthly Archives: January 2004

This weekend in Roy – News – Little Support For Abolishing Judicial Commission

While the Followers of Roy want to get rid of the Judicial Inquiry Commission that indicted him, they don’t have very many supporters in the state legislature. Only 22 percent of House members agree, and only one Senator. Why? Well, for one thing legislators know that Roy doesn’t have that many fervent believers. But for another, if they got rid of the JIC and the Court of the Judiciary, the legislators would have to do the disciplining themselves and they want no part of it. That’s why they set this up to begin with.

Judge sets timetable for suit over Moore ouster

Bill Pryor has until Feb. 18th to respond to the lawsuit filed by a “Christian talk show host” trying to get Roy’s dismissal overturned. It’s a ridiculous lawsuit that should have been thrown out of court.

My Thoughts on John Kerry’s current position and why he may actually win in November

Mac has already (and successfully) covered the current poll positions of the seven Democrats.

This is just a current feeling as it’s Saturday and we are now less then three days from the big showdown on Tuesday night and a week from several more showdowns. (and then I get to vote in Virginia on the tenth but it appears it won’t matter anymore).

The most noticeable thing about each of the 7 states (Oklahoma, Missouri, Delaware, South Carolina, North Dakota, Arizona, and New Mexico), is the large amount of undecideds. What’s noticeable is I fully believe these are combination of Gephardt & Dean people in each of these states; in Missouri, it’s all Gephardt people and everywhere else, it’s mostly Dean people but I am imagining tons of Dean people are now in the un-decided column after his meltdowns and losses and what this say to me in the end is that 90% of these votes will now go to John Kerry.

Maybe the problem is the media, I don’t know. And while I cry with glee over Dean’s falling numbers, the media has so declared Kerry the run away leader, that the media has also destroyed my man Edwards. If you look at South Carolina, Edwards and Kerry are now virtually tied and there’s enough undecideds that I won’t be surprised at all if Kerry swoops in & steals the state from Edwards, while stealing Oklahoma from Clark, again thanks to the undecideds.

As of today, my official prediction is that Kerry wins 5 of 7 Tuesday night: Delaware (bye bye Jomentum Lieberman officially), Oklahoma (bye bye Wesley Clark, rank has been pulled), Arizona, North Dakota, & Missouri (his easiest win of the night). That leaves 2 states: New Mexico, which I stand by my prediction of Dean there (trust me, those people are left wing freaks there), & South Carolina which I say Edwards will squeak out and barely hold off Kerry.

Unfortunately, I don’t see how 1 state is enough for either Dean or Edwards. Kerry winning 5 of 7 and almost winning 2 others, is such dominance that it should give him a fairly easy sweep in other places.

It’s become clear that the #1 issue people have is BEATING BUSH. Clearly, everyon is voting for Kerry (as they all might have for Dean a month ago) because people only care about backing the front runner. That’s what it amounts to. This is not a lovefest for Kerry, it’s not (unfortunately) a hatefest for Dean, it’s a hatefest for Bush. So many people wanna see Shrub go down, that Kerry is winning a war of attrition. It would have been Dean had not been for the meltdowns and momentum or if that Republican war buddy of Kerry nevers shows up on stage the same week Dean yells at a sweet old man asking him to act “nicer”.

I know I am pretty much alone when I say my venom is much more directed at Dean then at Bush; so be it, it’s what I feel. But these numbers, the way Kerry is polling say to me that I think (with the right VP choice) may sneak out a win in November. I am starting to actually believe Kerry will be (not that I am thrilled with this thought) the next President because there appears to be this anti-vote Bush that is bigger then any ONE Democrat or independent or even a few Republicans.

Comments on Howard Dean’s rails against Kerry & lobbyists

First, Haggai, keep posting. You may have angered me, but it’s more a DISAPPOINTMENT factor by virtue of you being an Israeli and I am holding you a better standard on the issue.

Anyway, when Howard Dean talks about “not being beholden to special interests and lobbyists like John Kerry”, everyone seems to think that’s a positive.

As a big supporter of AIPAC, I know all to well that a DEAN Presidency means bad things for Israel because he may shut a group like them out, and they are one of the main reasons Israel can usually count on support from both parties in power though they should get it because they are a Democratic led Government; they don’t, and we count on AIPAC a lot.

Someone like Dean could firebomb that relationship which does a lot of good thing and educates a lot of people on the Middle East crisis that you don’t hear from a Palestinian friendly media.

I don’t want to “renegade” president who’s going to overthrow the system so much that you have no idea what to expect from day to day. This is not a good thing for normal, middle of the road Americans like myself and like the majority of America.

Point in fact, MOST Americans are MIDDLE OF THE ROAD.

Well, that’s morbid

Astronaut’s husband wishes whole family had died in pre-Columbia plane crash

That way, he and his wife and their son would “be together”. Uh-huh. And they would have postponed the mission and the shuttle might not have blown up.

I have a headache

Student’s Motrin case postponed

This ridiculous zero-tolerance case — where a good student was suspended a month and sent to alternative school for taking a Motrin — has been postponed for three more months while attorneys prepare for the case. Yes, attorneys. Because the school system can’t just admit that this is an insane overreaction, this is going to trial.

Society for Creative Policing

Teen Uses Sword to Capture Prison Escapee

14-year-old hears a noise in the basement, so he grabs a sword and goes to check it out. Really, who hasn’t this happened to? The sword belongs to his brother, a soldier at Fort Riley, KS.

UPDATE: John Lott says that 99 percent of the time, merely brandishing your sword will cause an intruder to wet his pants and run away like a little bunny.

Joementum in the Toolbooth State


ARG has Lieberman running second in Delaware! Of course, he’s at 16 to Kerry’s 27, but it’s by far his best showing right now. Dean is third at 14 and plummeting like a stone.

They’re pretty close to Zogby in Missouri; Kerry 45, Edwards 15, Dean 7. It’s close to a walkover, and Edwards may have to pull out to protect South Carolina.


Kerry, Clark neck and neck in Oklahoma poll

Kerry 20, Clark 18, Edwards 13. Nobody else higher than 6. – Poll shows Lieberman trailing Kerry in Connecticut

The patheticness (if that’s a word) of the Lieberman campaign continues. He’s not even winning his home state, and yet he won’t drop out. And the difference is huge: Kerry 43, Lieberman 18, Dean 8, Edwards 6, Clark 4. In other words, everybody else combined is still seven points behind the frontrunner.

Poll: Democrat Kerry Opens Big Leads in Missouri, Arizona

This is Zogby, for what it’s worth… “Big” is almost an understatement. In Missouri, the richest load of delegates next Tuesday, it’s Kerry 45, Edwards 11, Dean 9, Lieberman 4, Clark 3. Since you need 15 percent to get any delegates, Kerry’s in great shape. In Arizona, the next-biggest prize, it’s Kerry 38, Clark 17, Dean 12, Lieberman and Edwards 6. And South Carolina is basically a tie, Edwards 25, Kerry 24, Dean 9, Clark 8, Lieberman and Sharpton 5.

ARG will have numbers from Missouri and Delaware later today. Right now, I think Kerry will win every state but Oklahoma, and wind up picking up ninety percent or more of the delegates. It’s not over, but we’re getting there.

Still coddling criminals, I see

Cannibal gets 8 years

What is with the Europeans? A German court gives eight and a half years to a guy who killed and ate somebody. I suppose this was splitting the difference. The prosecution wanted a life sentence (isn’t that, like, a human rights violation?) while the defense wanted it called a “mercy killing” which carries a five-year max sentence. Why not just fine him?

Saletan is toast

The South Carolina Debate – Twigs, idears, and Benedict Arnold come to Dixie. By William Saletan

Apparently, references to “Benedict Arnold” don’t play in the South, either because we never heard of him or because we’re all basically from another country. Or we’re all traitors. Bite me, Saletan.