Quick Hits For October 26, 2004
(*** For this post, I’m going to cover a variety of different topics in three sentences or less ***)
— Here are the latest poll numbers from the two key states in the Presidential election.
Florida: Zogby – Bush +1, Survey USA – Kerry +2, CNN/USAT/Gallup – Bush +8, Rasmussen – TIE, SPT/Miami Herald – TIE, Research – Kerry +1
Ohio: Zogby – Bush +1, Rasmussen – Bush +3, Scripps – Kerry +4, Gallup – Kerry +1, FOX News – Bush +5
— John J. Miller speculates that Republicans will add two Senate seats. Call me optimistic, but I’d say that it looks very likely that Richard Burr is going to beat Erskine Bowles here in North Carolina to take John Edwards seat as well (Miller ranks that one as a toss-up).
— Who should be the President of the United States? Something Awful has the answer,
“If the founding fathers were alive today they would despair at the state of partisan rhetoric and the quality of candidates put forth by both major parties. That’s why I would vote for Triple H.”
— Liberal Zack Parsons from the humorzine Something Awful has a colorful description of what John Kerry looks like up close and personal…
“Meeting John Kerry in person is sort of like meeting a tree made out of human skin and wrinkles. On TV he looks a lot like Frankenstein or Herman Munster, up close he more closely resembles Droopy Dog stretched out on a torture rack.”
— I just bought a TiVo this week-end with 40 hours of recording time. Those of you who already have TiVo; is it as cool as everyone says it is?
— Yesterday, RWN had its best day so far this year by pulling in 19,955 daily uniques. Thanks to Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, PoliPundit, Tim Blair, FrontPage Magazine, & Crush Kerry among others for making it happen.
— While the bloggers I polled in the “Right-Of-Center Bloggers Make Their Predictions For The 2004 Elections article overwhelmingly (93%) picked Bush to triumph over Kerry, there was a lot of concern about fraud and Kerry attempting to steal the election in the courts. Bush definitely has the edge, but another 2000 style debacle is a real possibility.
— Ever since Bush hit the political scene, we’ve had liberals saying he’s dumb as a rock. Now, it looks as if Bush has a higher I.Q. than John Kerry. So, does that mean John Kerry is too stupid to be President?
— “(On Palestinian TV) The child moderator asked the talking chick what he would do if someone, specifically a “little boy,” were to chop down his tree. In his squeaky little voice, Tarabisho answered: “I’ll fight him and make a big riot, I’ll call the whole world and make a riot. I’ll bring AK-47s [assault rifles] and the whole world, I’ll commit a massacre in front of the house”.
How do you make peace with savages who teach this sort of thing to their children?
— Need even more evidence that the US was right not to kill our economy by signing up for Kyoto?
“Although saved last week with Russian help, the Kyoto pact on global warming offers too little to arrest climate change and governments should adopt more radical solutions, the top U.N. climate expert (Rajendra Pachauri) has said.
Why should we decimate our economy for something that more and more Pro-Kyoto “experts” are admitting won’t work?