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    williewonka spews:

    Speaking of embarrassed, as long as you mentioned Cynical, I suppose I should post this in his honor. Wednesday, August 24, 2011

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 21% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -23

    It’s interesting that Rasmussen didn’t have has ugly a Disapproval Rating for Obama as Gallup did and does and CNN did for awhile. They also show Obama ahead of Perry by 3 points with 17 points undecided and Obama way ahead of Palin but only 1 point ahead of Ron Paul. It’s going to be a crazy year. The Democrats & Obama need to deflect from Obama’s actual record and spend $1 Billion demonizing the Republican. It’s all they have. Will it work? It might but kind of pathetic way to run. Just need a couple million or more non-taxpayers to be made eligible to vote too.

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    No time for fascists spews:

    I’ve been thinking about Alabama’s “toughest in the nation” immigration law. Maybe conservatives think that all those unemployed 99ers and fired mid level managers and over 55s and fired chase bank workers are supposed to go work in the fields. It’s a job right?

    Farmers report they’ve already lost thousands of dollars because they can’t find enough laborers.

    Pay varied depending on the crop. For instance, some 3,100 vegetable and melon workers made an average of $311 a week; about 1,000 blueberry and other non-strawberry crop workers made about $268;

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    rhp6033 spews:

    Bad news for Sarah Palin, if she is contemplating a run for President. A survey of Republicans showed that only 8% want her to enter the race. And that’s Republicans!

    But you’ve got to believe that Romney and his supporters are praying that she will enter the race. That would split the Tea-Party voters three ways: Bachman, Palin, and Perry. Romney supporters wouldn’t likely defect to Palin. So even though the Iowa Republican Party is dominated by extreme right-wing Republicans, Romney would still take the Iowa Caucus by a convincing majority, with the second tier split three ways, and the also-rans in the single digits.

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    rhp6033 spews:

    # 3: I used to think I could do any type of work, if I had to. But this year I’ve been convinced that I’m physically unable to do hard labor for any extended period of time, and stoop labor would be impossible for more than a quarter-hour. My back just can’t handle it. I spent a couple of weekends working long days in the yard this summer, doing projects I had been putting off for a year or more, and it took me a week before I could stand erect again (with the help of a bottle of Advil).

    It looks like I’m going to have to hire out a lot of my yard work and projects from now on. (So much for terracing my back yard!).

    And I’m not going to be able to re-hab & flip houses like I used to, when I would do most of the work myself (I’ve been out of that business since late 2006 – when the market started going crazy I decided to sit it out until it made sense again. One of my few good financial decisions I’ve made in my life.

    I suspect lots of my fellow workers in their 50’s who ride a desk 10+ hours a day are similarly situated. Even a friend of mine who’s a mechanic has finally decided he just can’t do the work anymore, crawling under cars and trucks has taken it’s toll. I’ve encouraged him to find a job as an estimator or shop manager, where he can use his skills but avoid the toll on his body.

    Most immigrants I’ve spoken to say their plan is to work in the U.S. for five to ten years, sending most of their earnings home, and then returning home to use their savings to build a house for their family – using some of the skills they learned while they were here to do much of the labor themselves. For that reason, it’s even getting hard for agriculture companies to find immigrant laborers – the pay is too low, and they can’t achieve their goals doing stoop labor.

    Besides, with unemployment in Mexico at about 4.5%, and unemployment in the U.S. at 9.2% +, lots of immigrants are returning home to find work.

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    Michael spews:

    @3
    Alabama’s law will die a quiet death some time this winter.

    There’s no reason that we can’t have temp agencies bring in people, house them, keep track of them, and then ship them home, to do truly temp on farm labor.

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    williewonka spews:

    I also hope Sarah Palin reads the Tea Leaves and doesn’t run. I don’t think she will. She is doing just great…like Barry O did on his book deal. Making millions! I agree the R’s have yet to bring forth a winning candidate. I think Perry is the closest thing at this point. Obama needs to overcome his very high Strong Disapproval. He needs to get a huge majority of the Undecideds and Independents…at this point, he doesn’t have them. Can he get them simply by trashing his opponent? I doubt it. I think any opponent will start with over 40%..the anybody but Obama vote. Obama will likely work his way up to 35% who will vote for him no matter what. That leaves 25% points to fight over and Obama will need at least 60% of those 25%.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @5 “Besides, with unemployment in Mexico at about 4.5%, and unemployment in the U.S. at 9.2% +, lots of immigrants are returning home to find work.”

    If a Republican wins in 2012, you’ll see Americans wading across the Rio Grande and climbing border fences, hoping to find work in Mexico.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @8 I think you’re underestimating just how toxic the GOP has become for many voters. Republicans start with about 30% and top out at a little over 40%. Sure, people are upset with Obama, and nobody is more upset with him than his own supporters. The guy is almost pure rollover and sellout. Last week, a prominent Hollywood screenwriter wrote a column for Newsweek in which he said Obama shouldn’t run for re-election; he should step aside to make way for Hillary. You’re dreaming if you think Perry has any chance. We’re looking at an Obama-Romney race, and it wouldn’t surprise me if two-thirds of the voters just give up and stay home. This is going to be one of the least inspiring election campaigns of all time. Hope? Change? Gone. People don’t believe Republicans have answers any more than they believe in Obama anymore. They’re just throwing up their hands and walking away from politics. That will turn 2012 into a dice roll, and nobody will care who wins, because the people will lose no matter what.

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    spyder spews:

    That reading list is neither substantial nor challenging. I can only hope he has read more, better, interesting books than those.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs resigned today, citing health reasons. Jobs will stay on as Apple’s chairman.

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    What is best in life? To crush your enemies -- See them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women spews:

    @12

    Didn’t the communists send all the professors to work in the fields?

    No, they just executed them.

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    rhp6033 spews:

    # 15: Nice comeback, but wrong, as usual. Do some reading on China’s Cultural Revolution and the Cambodian Genocide. There were executions, considerably more in Cambodia than in China. But FIRST they sent them to work in the fields, and quite a few survived (but not enough). I’m not trying to defend Mao or Pol Pot, but simply trying to be accurate.

    By the way, the Cambodian Communists (Kmer Rouge) had at their base Cambodian peasants. They stirred them up with claims that the source of all their hardships were the educated, urban elites. So those were the ones sent into the fields.

    The problem is, this sounds suspiciously similar to the Tea Party anti-intellectual, anti-urban rants over the past year and a half. They prefer a president who got D’s in college (or never attended), never reads, and governs by bumper-sticker slogans.

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    Puddybud, traveling again visiting great American cities spews:

    @2
    He’s doing better than congress.
    RCP Average 6/9 – 8/14 16.0 78.2

    Well he still has some of the lapdog libtardo MSM covering for him.

    No Jeffrey Immelt GE jobs overseas coverage
    No BATF Operation Fast and Furious coverage
    No vacation costs coverage

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    Puddybud, traveling again visiting great American cities spews:

    Looks like the goat got to misogynist rujax.

    ROTFLMBBAO!

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    Puddybud, traveling again visiting great American cities spews:

    You got an unrequited fetish for Harvard legal scholars?

    Is Roger Dumb Rabbit needing the pasture or maybe The Villages Old Peeps Home?

    Do you ever pay attention to what your people, libtardos, say every day Roger Dumb Rabbit? Or, as you’ve lately demonstrated, an advanced brain deterioration issue. Surely you’re not as dumb as you are projecting Roger Dumb Rabbit. But then again maybe you are! Maybe you’ve eaten some pesticides thinking it was “food”.

    “We think that, as my co-author, Thaler and I, that there’s a little Homer Simpson in all of us. Sometimes we have self-control problems, sometimes we’re impulsive and that in these circumstances, both private and public institutions, without coercing, can make our lives a lot better.

    Once we know that people are human and have some Homer Simpson in them, then there’s a lot that can be done to manipulate them.” [DOH]

    And people like you and rhp6033 is easily manipulated by Cass Sunstein. Witness rhp6033’s witless posts!