Okay, I’ve had a few snorts of Johnny Walker Black Label and there are social, political, and economic idiocies that need commenting on.
For now, I am going to get some sleep and let the rants marinate. The blasting of politicians, political parties, stupid people, etc needs to happen soon. Plus, it has been a while since I unleashed on the good ol’ wordpress.
Good night, ladies and gents. There will be butthurt in the morning.
December 26, 2013 | Categories: 2nd Amendment, Blogging, Life, Military Life, Politics: The good(ish) and the bad | Tags: Christmas, Duck dynasty, economics, liberals, liberals are destroying America, mouth breathers, politicians are fucktards, Politics, rants, Religion, stupid people, the GOP are puppets | Leave a comment
October 13, 2013 | Categories: 2nd Amendment, Blogging, Life, Military Life, Politics: The good(ish) and the bad | Tags: 2nd amendment, air force, army, Army life, blogging, coast guard, congress, democrats, Family, gluten-free, liberals, libertarians, Life, marines, Military, military life, navy, Obama, politicians, Politics, republicans, senate, veterans, VETERANS FACE ARREST, Veterans services | Leave a comment
Twenty-six percent believe Democratic and Republican parties do adequate job
PRINCETON, NJ — Amid the government shutdown, 60% of Americans say the Democratic and Republicans parties do such a poor job of representing the American people that a third major party is needed. That is the highest Gallup has measured in the 10-year history of this question. A new low of 26% believe the two major parties adequately represent Americans.
The results are consistent with Gallup’s finding of more negative opinions of both parties since the shutdown began, including a new low favorable rating for the Republican Party, and Americans’ widespread dissatisfaction with the way the nation is being governed.
The prior highs in perceived need for a third party came in August 2010, shortly before that year’s midterm elections, when Americans were dissatisfied with government and the Tea Party movement was emerging as a political force; and in 2007, when the newly elected Democratic congressional majority was clashing with then-President George W. Bush.
A majority of Americans have typically favored a third party in response to this question. Notably, support has dropped below the majority level in the last two presidential election years in which Gallup asked the question,2012 and 2008. Support for a third party was lowest in 2003, the first year Gallup asked the question. That year, 40% thought the U.S. needed a third party, while 56% believed the Republicans and Democrats were doing an adequate job.
Republicans, Democrats Equally Likely to See Need for Third Party
Republicans (52%) and Democrats (49%) are similar in their perceptions that a third party is needed. In fact, this marks the first time that a majority of either party’s supporters have said a third party is needed.
As would be expected, a majority of independents — those who profess no initial allegiance to either party — have always said the U.S. needs a third party. Seventy-one percent currently hold that view, which has been exceeded twice before, in 2007 and 2010.
Given the inability of the Republican and Democratic parties to agree on the most basic of government functions — passing an annual budget to pay for federal programs — it is perhaps not surprising that the percentage of Americans who believe a third party is needed has never been higher.
However, the desire for a third party is not sufficient to ensure there will be one. Structural factors in the U.S. election system and the parties’ own abilities to adapt to changing public preferences have helped the Republican and Democratic parties to remain the dominant parties in U.S. government for more than 150 years. Third parties that have emerged to challenge their dominance have not been able to sustain any degree of electoral success.
For results based on the total sample of national adults, one can say with 95% confidence that the margin of sampling error is ±4 percentage points.
Interviews are conducted with respondents on landline telephones and cellular phones, with interviews conducted in Spanish for respondents who are primarily Spanish-speaking. Each sample of national adults includes a minimum quota of 50% cellphone respondents and 50% landline respondents, with additional minimum quotas by region. Landline and cell telephone numbers are selected using random-digit-dial methods. Landline respondents are chosen at random within each household on the basis of which member had the most recent birthday.
Samples are weighted to correct for unequal selection probability, nonresponse, and double coverage of landline and cell users in the two sampling frames. They are also weighted to match the national demographics of gender, age, race, Hispanic ethnicity, education, region, population density, and phone status (cellphone only/landline only/both, and cellphone mostly). Demographic weighting targets are based on the March 2012 Current Population Survey figures for the aged 18 and older U.S. population. Phone status targets are based on the July-December 2011 National Health Interview Survey. Population density targets are based on the 2010 census. All reported margins of sampling error include the computed design effects for weighting.
In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of public opinion polls.
For more details on Gallup’s polling methodology, visit www.gallup.com.
October 12, 2013 | Categories: 2nd Amendment, Blogging, Life, Military Life, Politics: The good(ish) and the bad | Tags: #DefundtheGOP, #RecallDurbin, #RecallFeinstein, #RecallMcCain, #RecallReid, 2nd amendment, air force, army, Army life, blogging, coast guard, congress, DefundObamacare, democrats, Family, fort Bragg, Gallup, Gallup Poll, liberals, libertarians, Life, MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD, MakeDCListen, marines, Military, military life, navy, Obama, OUST THE ESTABLISHMENT, political parties, politicians, Politics, republicans, senate, THE ESTABLISHMENT IS DESTROYING AMERICA, Third Party Needed, TIME FOR REAL CHANGE, TIME FOR REVOLUTION, VOTE LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT | Leave a comment
BY BYRON YORK | OCTOBER 5, 2013 AT 1:01 PM
Everyone knows the phrase “government shutdown” doesn’t mean the entire U.S. government is shut down. So in a partial government shutdown, like the one underway at the moment, how much of the government is actually shut down, and how much is not?
One way to measure that is in how much money the government spends. In a conversation Thursday, a Republican member of Congress mentioned that the military pay act, passed by Congress and signed by President Obama at the beginning of the shutdown, is actually a huge percentage of the government’s discretionary spending in any given year. And that is still flowing. So if you took that money, and added it to all the entitlement spending that is unaffected by a shutdown, plus all the areas of spending that are exempted from a shutdown, and added it all together, how much of the federal government’s total spending is still underway even though the government is technically shut down?
I asked a Republican source on the Senate Budget Committee for an estimate. This was the answer: “Based on estimates drawn from CBO and OMB data, 83 percent of government operations will continue. This figure assumes that the government pays amounts due on appropriations obligated before the shutdown ($512 billion), spends $225 billion on exempted military and civilian personnel, pays entitlement benefits for those found eligible before the shutdown (about $2 trillion), and pays interest costs when due ($237 billion). This is about 83 percent of projected 2014 spending of $3.6 trillion.”
So the government shutdown, at least as measured by money spent, is really a 17 percent government shutdown. Perhaps that is why the effects of the shutdown, beyond some of the most visible problems, like at the monuments and memorials on the Washington Mall, don’t seem to have the expected intensity. Seventeen percent of federal expenditures is still a huge amount of money, and the shutdown is affecting many people. But many more who are dependent on federal dollars are still receiving their money, either as salary, transfer payment, or in some other form. Viewed that way, it’s no wonder both Republicans and Democrats appear to believe they can last the shutdown out, at least for a couple of weeks until they try to resolve the debt limit crisis due to arrive October 17.
October 11, 2013 | Categories: Blogging, Life, Military Life, Politics: The good(ish) and the bad | Tags: #HarryReidsShutdown, #RecallReid, 17%, conservatives, DEBT CRISIS, DEFUND THE GOP, DefundObamacare, democrats, FIRE ALL POLITICIANS, government shutdown, IDIOT POLITICIANS, impeach obama, liberals, liberals are destroying America, libertarians, mouth breathers, obamatrons, Politics, republicans, SAVE SOME MONEY, SPENDING BUDGET, STAND STRONG, tea party, TIRED OF THIS SHIT, WASHINGTON EXAMINER, WHEN WILL THE MEDIA BEGIN REPORTING TRUTH INSTEAD OF PROPAGANDA | Leave a comment
So, the Obamatrons are slinging their own propaganda. Let’s have a little discussion about the above Facebook photo of the day.
She claims to be 34, her job did not offer healthcare benefits, and she was found to have tumors in her body. All righty then, I have a few questions. I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt and say she started working at the age of 18. Why, in the last 16 years of working, have you not bothered to get a medical insurance plan of your own? Do you believe that your employers have to provide you with healthcare for you to have it? A better question is, were you delusional enough to believe that you were invincible and would never need serious medical coverage? How is it possible for you to be this stupid?
Okay, so now she is worshipping her lord and savior, the People’s Dictator, President Obama because she “has healthcare for the first time in her life, after she was diagnosed with a serious illness.” Riddle me this, Batgirl, do you think it is okay that millions of Americans will have to pay more for less service In order to afford a couple hundred thousand people the right to mooch off the system? People who actually planned for all eventualities in life are punished by the People’s Socialist Republic of America because a couple hundred thousand were either too lazy, too stupid or lacked initiative to ensure their own health was covered. Now you depend on the state and millions of Americans who actually bust their asses to make a living and provide for their families.
I am honestly ashamed of my “fellow Americans” at this point in life. My next stop will either be a deserted island or Antarctica to live with the damned penguins. You people are oxygen thieves.
After posting this, a friend of mine who tends to be my political polar opposite had this to say,
It seems a little fake, honestly. How did she buy her insurance on the marketplace, see a specialist, schedule, and receive surgery in just a few days. The time line makes no sense on this picture.
Another excellent point. The failed technical marvel known as the Healthcare Exchanges, by all accounts, except for those espoused by the idiots on Capitol Hill, is a whopping failure. Those in the know in the field of web design say these abortions aren’t even good enough for beta testing. And yet, our little wonder girl up there has accessed, received a plan, scheduled appointments with specialists and receives surgery since 1Oct13. Uh, what alternate universe does she live in? In this dimension, does socialism actually work?
October 10, 2013 | Categories: Blogging, Life, Military Life, Politics: The good(ish) and the bad | Tags: #DefundtheGOP, #HarryReidsShutdown, #ImpeachObama, congress, DefundObamacare, democrats, Democrats are destroying America, failures of leadership, fucking idiot liberals, government shutdown, liberals, libertarians, libtards, mouth breathers, Obamacare, obamatrons, Propaganda, Recall Reid, republicans, senate, tax payers, tea party, there is no such thing as a free lunch, unconstitutional laws | Leave a comment
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October 2, 2013 | Categories: Blogging, Life, Politics: The good(ish) and the bad | Tags: #HarryReidsShutdown, #RecallReid, 'FAIRNESS AMENDMENT': HOUSE REPUBLICANS DEMAND OBAMACARE DELAY UNTIL 2015, 62 cosponsors, CNN’s Brianna Keilar, congress, conservative, DefundObamacare, demanding a delay for all of Obamacare until 2015, democrats, Duncan responded specifically to Obama’s claims that Republicans would “hurt” Americans by pointing to economic pain Americans are feeling as the healthcare law goes into effect, Examiner Editorial: More Obamacare premium fables, Fairness Amendmen, government shutdown, House GOP, House of Representatives, House Republican, House Republicans fired back, http://washingtonexaminer.com/examiner-editorial-more-obamacare-premium-fables/article/2536397, In response to President Barack Obama’s demands that the House pass a continuing resolution that funds the Affordable Care Act, liberals, libtards, MakeDCListen, Obama, Obamacare, PBO, politician, politicians, Politicians are scum, Politics, president, President Obama’s now-infamous promise that Obamacare “will lower premiums” for health insurance, republocans, Roy quotes former CBO chief Douglas Holtz-Eakin saying of the HHS, senate, Speaker of the House, TED CRUZ, Tom Graves (R-GA), U.S.A. | Leave a comment