January 2, 2014
Even with New Years Eve ‘cheer’ languishing as yesterday’s memory, it turns out there are some imbibing facts worthy of note. The Washington Post reports that what you drink is a likely indicator of how you’ll vote. In an analysis of voting habits, wine drinkers are more likely overall to cast ballots.
For a bit of fun, take note of “What your favorite drink says about your politics, in one chart.”
December 21, 2013
“Whatever” tops list
Marist College Institute for Public Opinion has released its annual survey of annoying words and for the fifth straight year of conducting the popular culture survey, the apathetic “whatever” remains the winner/loser.
“Whatever” and its nuanced indifference was rated the most annoying word by 38 percent of 1,173 adults polled, up from 32 percent in 2013.
“The word can be very dismissive and rude,” said Mary Griffith, media director for Marist. “It’s a put-down to some extent and it can signal to the other person that what they are saying is not important.”
“Like” gets on the nerves of 22 percent. “You know” irks 18% of Americans while 14% want to see “just sayin’” stricken from casual conversation. Six percent detest “obviously,” and 2% remain “whatever”/unsure.
Political terms also made the list. Forty-one percent of Americans would like to see “Obamacare” disappear in 2014.” Respondents would like to eliminate the Washingtonian terms “shutdown” and “gridlock,” which got votes from 30 percent and 11 percent, respectively. “Fiscal cliff” rated 10 percent and “sequestration” 4 percent. Four percent of respondents were unsure. “Whatever.”
Complete tables for the poll can be seen here.
Seeing RedAZ’s erudite readers might have fun adding their own annoying words or phrases to this list. There are more than enough to go around.
December 18, 2013
John McCain and Jeff Flake hop aboard the Democrat express
Watch and listen carefully as John McCain took to the Senate floor Tuesday, to blast his fellow Republicans who disagreed with him on support of the Paul Ryan (R) / Patty Murray (D) “bi-partisan” budget deal.*
The bill reverses previously agreed upon spending cuts, lacks spending reforms to address the U.S. debt and deficit, while slashing military spending. It also includes an approximately $4.2 billion loophole that allows illegal aliens to continue to qualify for child tax credits
This hypocritical goon who graduated fifth from the bottom in his 1958 U.S. Naval Academy class — 894th out of 899 — actually has the audacity to take those members who honored their responsibility to America’s taxpaying citizens to task as lacking “Intellectual Integrity.”
Each and every one of the Senate Democrats voted to support the so-called “bi-partisan“ deal. They were joined by twelve RINOs including Sens. Lamar Alexander (TN), Roy Blunt (MO), Saxby Chambliss (GA), Susan Collins (ME), Orrin Hatch (UT), John Hoeven (ND), Johnny Isakson (GA), Ron Johnson (WI), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Rob Portman (OH) and, of course, Arizona’s notorious John McCain and his sycophantic underling, Jeff Flake.
The 67- 33 vote can be seen here.
*The term “bi-partisan” is Washingtonian-speak and refers to absolute Republican capitulation. Democrats will only accept a solution as “bipartisan” if it involves a complete rejection of principles by conservatives, and an enthusiastic embrace of the Democrat position.
November 3, 2012
“There’s never been a day in the last four years I’ve been proud to be his Vice President”
We understand, Joe.
October 3, 2012
During a speech in Charlotte, N.C., Obama’s VP Joe Biden angrily declares that the middle class has been “buried” during the past four years.
“This is deadly earnest, man. This is deadly earnest,” Biden said. “How they can justify, how they can justify, raising taxes on the middle class that’s been buried the last four years?”
The gaffe-prone Biden is indeed incompetent and ham-handed, but at least he correctly assessed the effect of the past four years under his boss, Barack Obama.
September 3, 2012
Back to work on the campaign trail after the Republican convention where he won the nomination for president, Mitt Romney is on a roll. He urged supporters to each find one 2008 Obama supporter and convince them to vote for the Romney/Ryan ticket.
Romney said they’re not hard to find. You can tell who they are “by the glue on the car where the bumper sticker used to be.”
August 29, 2012
…or the dazzling Ann Romney
According to White House spokesman Jay Carney, Barack Obama didn’t tune in to the GOP convention last night. He had “other things to do” ….like watch sports or monitor the gulf storm coverage, as reported in Daniel Halper’s Weekly Standard blog.
Let’s cut Obama some slack. It’s not difficult to understand why watching this would be difficult for Michelle’s husband to take:
May 25, 2012
Amidst all of the hubbub regarding Barack Obama’s actual place of birth, search for an authentic birth certificate and hurling of words — made up and otherwise — such as birther and embarrassment, comes a great one-liner.
Adam Kwasman, a Republican legislative candidate was asked to weigh in on the issue of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s probe intended to verify Obama’s birth place. This was his response:
Kwasman said Arpaio will “find the President was born in Soviet Russia, because that’s where his policies come from.”
We can’t wait for Kwasman to slice through the rhetoric when he takes the LD 11 House seat in the Arizona State Legislature. With his pithy wit, he’ll be a welcome addition.
Check out this district map. You may be fortunate enough to have him represent you in the upcoming session.
February 2, 2012
— or his old wheels
A 2005 Chrysler 300C said to be the one Barack Obama drove before becoming president failed to sell in an eBay auction that ended late last night. The minimum bid, in the typical grandiose fashion befitting the high living former owner, was $1 million.
The car drew no bids.
The WSJ has the full report.
November 8, 2011
Rumor has it that Marilyn Quayle, mother of Congressman Ben and wife of former Vice President Dan, rang up Gov. Jan Brewer recently to chat about the newly drawn congressional lines.
Truth or fiction? From the report filed by Fox 10’s Steve Krafft, it sounds like a bit of overactive imagination on the part of those usually sluggish Dems.
Those impish little gnomes! How amusing that they are still pulling pranks the week after Halloween.