Friday, October 5, 2012

Shirley, You Can't Believe the New Unemployment Numbers

The new unemployment number is out. Magically, it happens to be just under the traditional figure at which presidents can't get re-elected of 8%.

It's at 7.8%

How convenient.

We're supposed to believe this when the most recent GDP numbers show an anemic 1.3% increase?

We're supposed to believe  this when the U-6 number remained unchanged at 14.7%?

We're supposed to believe this when factory orders just went down 12%?

We're supposed to believe this is the biggest one-month jump in 29 years?

We're supposed to believe this?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mitt Thumps Obama in First Debate

If you somehow missed it...

Actually, it was much more than a thumping. It was a smackdown of nearly Biblical proportions.

You could say that Obama had a drug problem: Mitt drug him all over the stage. (*rimshot*)

Needless to say, Republicans and conservatives are all atwitter at the masterful performance by Mitt last night. Confident, self-assured, in command of the facts and figures, presidential, these are just some of the adjectives you could use to describe Mitt's evisceration of Obama.

Early viewer estimates have this as one of the most-watched political debates in history. Over 70 million tuned in. Here in Casa Backwardio, there were high-fives and fist-pumps as Mitt landed one body blow after another to the hapless incumbent.

Mitt pressed buttons I didn't know I had.

I'm pretty sure this debate has sealed the victory for Mitt in a month. Now, we can't go getting cocky. There's still a lot of work to do. Not only must we get Mitt in office, we need to get control of the Senate too. Your job is clear: do whatever you can to get out the vote. Talk to your friends, especially if they're of the Dimocrat persuasion. Volunteer locally if you can. Put up a yard sign.

Every little bit helps.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

I'm Taking a Short Break

I'm taking a break for a few days, as I haven't fully recovered from whatever it was that laid me low last week. Some intestinal bug or something.

I heartily encourage y'all to poke around in the archives and definitely visit my online buds in the sidebar whilst I recharge my blog batteries.

Y'all have fun and try not to trash the place, 'k?

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Compendium of Obama's Broken Promises

Is this the type of guy you want as your president?

A liar?

I certainly hope not.

Univision's Report on Obama and Holder's Fast and Furious

Here's the link to Univision's coverage of the Obama administration's involvement in the gunrunning program Fast and Furious.

57 Previously Undiscovered Fast and Furious Guns Used in Mexican Crimes

If you haven't heard about this, you're not alone. There has been an embargo by the MFM on any and all coverage of this, unless it's used to paint Darryl Issa as some sort of witchhunter.

In a sane world where everything wasn't backwards, Eric Holder and most of the so-called Department of Justice would be sitting in jail, awaiting a criminal trial to be followed by extradition to Mexico for another trial.

Again, if you're depending on any of the legacy media for your information, you are being fooled.

Tell your friends.

Polls Only Reach 9% of the Population

Zombie over at PJMedia has an interesting poll on polls from the polling company Pew Polls.

We are the 91%. Only 9% of Americans Cooperate with Pollsters.

The percentage of households in a sample that are successfully interviewed – the response rate – has fallen dramatically. At Pew Research, the response rate of a typical telephone survey was 36% in 1997 and is just 9% today.

Breaking down the numbers a bit, we can see that this is due to two reasons: 38% of the households contacted were unreachable in the first place, leaving only a 62% “contact rate.” But among that 62%, only 14% “cooperated” with the pollsters; the remaining 86% of contactees presumably slammed down the phone or simply refused to answer. Since 86% of 62% of the population are non-cooperators, that leaves us with the astonishing conclusion that…

53% of Americans actively refuse to answer poll questions.

It's interesting to note the reasons given for this refusal:

Here’s a summary of some of the anecdotes and reasons for non-response from the comments section below; the number preceding each line is the number of commenters who cited that rationale:

13 – I have caller ID and never answer any call from any number that is either unknown or blocked.

12 – I do answer, but I often lie and give false answers, just to screw with them.
11 – I do not respond because I suspect that callers identifying themselves as “pollsters” are more likely telemarketers, fraudsters or deceptive political operatives engaged in “push-polling.”
After we saw what was was done to Joe the Plumber for asking a simple question of Obama, can you blame anyone for not wanting to answer some pollster?

As Instapundit would say, read the whole thing.