Happy Friday

Assigned Reading: Poll: Americans Losing Faith in Obama
(FROM: Associated Press/AOL News)

Right now, as of 2:45 p.m. Friday, the reader-participant polls are reading as follows:

Do you believe President Barack Obama will make the right decisions for the country?
No: 231,922 votes (78%)
Yes: 63,905 votes (22%)

Overall, how would you rate Obama as president?
Poor: 190,608 votes (66%)
Fair: 44,858 votes (15%)
Good: 29,982 votes (10%)
Excellent: 26,789 votes (9%)

Obviously, this isn’t a scientific poll. Still, viewed in conjunction with the trend we’re seeing from Rasmussen, Zogby and others, it shows growing discontent with the White House. Furthermore, that the Associated Press and AOL are even running an article with a headline such as “Americans Losing Confidence in Obama” is telling.




    SAN FRANCISCO – California's unemployment rate climbed to 11.9 percent in July, the highest number in modern record-keeping.

    That's an increase from 11.6 percent in June and considerably higher than the jobless rate of 7.3 percent a year ago.

    The U.S. Department of Labor also reported Friday that 87,000 Californians lost jobs last month.
    The state continued to see declines in the construction, manufacturing, transportation, trade, finance, education and health and government sectors. The trade, transportation and utilities sectors posted the largest drop, losing 15,900 jobs.

    California is among 15 states and the District of Columbia that have jobless rates above 10 percent.

  2. Gail B says:


    I'd say that's about as scientific as anyone can get!

    I will go vote and make it even more scientific. Thanks, friend!

  3. Gail B says:

    At 3:14 p.m. the percentages are the same, but the total is now 294,265.

  4. Gail B says:

    You mean they haven't built the outhouses for Pelosi and her rats yet?

  5. Anna Leigh says:

    The media ought to be doing these polls daily just to prove what idiots they are. Their unfettered support of Obama's "hope and change," coupled with their lack of investigation into the man and his cronies, is one big reason we are in this situation today.

    I hope the American people turn on the media and never look back. They should be tarred and feathered. I'll never forget their assistance and support in hijacking my country. Show them no mercy!

  6. IN THE TOILET says:

    Statistically possible to get to 0% approve??


  7. I SAY JUMP, YOU JUMP, GOT IT? says:

    NEW YORK – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has told investors what they want to hear: The economy is indeed on the verge of recovery. And investors have responded Friday by enthusiastically buying stocks. Major stock indicators have all surged more than 1 percent and hit new highs for the year. And Treasury prices have tumbled and pushed yields sharply higher, as investors no longer felt they needed the safety of government debt.

    Bernanke told a Fed conference, "the prospects for a return to growth in the near term appear good."

    That sent the Dow Jones industrials soaring 155 points to 9,505. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is up 18 at 1,026 and the Nasdaq composite index is up 31 at 2,020.
    Advancing stocks are ahead of losers by 4 to 1 on the New York Stock Exchange, where volume came to 1.48 billion shares.

  8. Silent_Majority says:

    It seems that the shine is finally wearing off. I could not be happier. I just hope that it is not too late to put a stop to this mans agenda.

  9. Randy Wills says:

    Let's see how the market reacts to the late Friday afternoon (in August, no less)announcement by the White House that the OMB upped the projected budget defict from $7,000,000,000,000 to $9,000,000,000,000, almost a 30% increase since the last month's estimate. (O.K., I put the zeros in for effect when I could have just said "trillion" but I think that the public has become numb to the words "trillion" and "unsustainable".)

    If there's any sanity left at all in Washington, the Obama "Health Insurance Reform" proposal just ran out of oxygen.

    And don't be fooled by the positive pronouncements from the Fed. That's how you manipulate markets. As far as I can tell, there are no positive indicators in the only known primary source of wealth; production. You know, the combination of human labor and natural resources to MAKE something that is perceived to have more value than the cost to produce it.

    Hold on to your money until you see that happening, unless you just feel lucky at the crap table.

  10. Gail B says:

    Scientific poll update:
    Percentages are the same for both polls in each category at 9:30 p.m.:
    321,046 votes for first question;
    317,078 votes for second question.


    MONTPELIER, Vt. – Brad Borofsky hopes a sales tax holiday this weekend will draw more buyers to his outfitters shop in search of kayaks, canoes and other high-end outdoor items. After all, who wouldn't like a break on their taxes?

    Yet a growing chorus of national tax experts — both on the right and left — are panning sales tax holidays as a gimmick that does little to boost the economy and hurts already-sagging state revenues more than they help consumers.


    Dear Fellow Conservative,

    What if you discovered that the vet who takes care of your dog was Michael Vick? Would you think twice about bringing Fido back for his annual shots?

    Or what if you discovered that your auto mechanic was a member of Greenpeace? Would you think twice about having him work on your SUV?

    Of course you would. Just as, I hope, you would think twice about trusting your retirement savings to someone who secretly despised — or simply didn't understand — the free-market capitalist system that makes profits and prosperity possible.

    Yet that, believe it or not, is exactly the position millions of Americans are finding themselves in today — as they discover that Wall Street, far from being a stronghold of "rich Republicans" and "laissez-faire capitalists," is actually dominated by liberal Democrats who support, overwhelmingly, the prosperity-wrecking big-government policies of Barack Obama and his merry band of neo-socialists.

    Think I'm exaggerating? Consider the following facts and statistics:
    According to an analysis of Federal Election Commission records by the Center for Responsive Politics, the 2008 Obama campaign received $12.6 million from Wall Street "Securities and Investment" firms versus McCain's $7.9 million

    The top three corporate employers of donors to Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Rahm Emanuel were Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, and JPMorgan

    Employees of Lehman Brothers alone gave Obama $370,000, compared to about $117,000 to McCain. (No wonder Bush let them go under.)

    Since 1998, the financial sector has given a total of $37.6 million to Obama, compared to $32.1 million to McCain. But Obama ran for his first national office only in 2004. So McCain got less from the financial industry in a decade that included two runs for president than Obama did in four years.

    What's this all about? Well, you see, the financial industry takes care of Democrats — and as we've seen in recent months, the Democrats take care of the financial industry. After all, it's a lot easier to get rich by taking money from taxpayers than to do it by choosing consistently profitable investments for your clients.

    -Ann Coulter

  13. THOMAS says:


    please reaD – HUGE find by Chief Justice Story founder of Harvard law – interested in your comments

  14. Gail B says:

    Here's a quote to chew on:

    In a DHS post-meeting release, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said, “Today’s meeting on comprehensive immigration reform was an important opportunity to hear from stakeholders and build on the significant time I’ve spent on the Hill meeting with members of Congress on this critical subject. I look forward to working with President Obama, my colleagues in Congress and representatives from law enforcement, business, labor organizations, the interfaith community, advocacy groups and others as we work on this important issue.”

    She looks forward to working with WHOM? Where are the American citizens in that list? Were we overlooked? Forgotten about? Not included? Ignored?

    Who the hell pays her salary?

  15. Gail B says:

    National Debt Clock – Real time:


  16. Anonymous says:

    I wanted to share this great video. It is one of those "Thomas Payne" patriot videos:



    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama's domestic policy proposals will face the reality of skyrocketing deficits on Tuesday when officials release two government reports projecting huge budget shortfalls over the next decade.

    The White House budget office and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), a non-partisan arm of Congress, release updated economic forecasts and deficit estimates on Tuesday, providing further fiscal fodder to opponents of Obama's nearly $1 trillion healthcare overhaul plan.

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