READER COMMENTS ON
"CNN POLL: Bush Approval at 32%"
(37 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
JUDGE OF JUDGES
said on 4/24/2006 @ 3:49 pm PT...
"Bush Publicly Mocked Karla's Clemency Plea" - A joke? - This is all that need's to known about t-his charactor. . .
"It's Hard Work" to impeach an evil man . . . No Joke!
Brad I like it better when you put the % #'s on his forehead.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 4/24/2006 @ 3:58 pm PT...
He's freezing! When he's at -32%, can we impeach him THEN?
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 4/24/2006 @ 4:03 pm PT...
J of J - If we can get another poll with new low numbers for *both* Bush and Cheney (why have they stopped polling Cheney's numbers, I wonder?) we'll be back with the on-the-forehead version
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
Daily Kos will Ban U
said on 4/24/2006 @ 4:50 pm PT...
Notice Republicans in the House and Senate do nothing but support Treason , War Crimes , Deficits , Cronyism ( look at the gas & oil prices ) Do you see fellow Republicans standing up for America ?!
Point this out to friends & family who consider themselves > Republicans
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 4/24/2006 @ 5:12 pm PT...
The only reason they don't publish cheney's # is
it is hard for the repukes to figure out how to
show a minus 32.They are both toast. All the news
stations want to know what can be done to change
the way the people feel. One solution would be to
see that whole bunch being perp walked to the
hague. Sounds like we have a plan.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 4/24/2006 @ 6:51 pm PT...
(I'll be the rightwing media pundit)...
"THIS IS ACTUALLY GOOD NEWS FOR THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION, BECAUSE BLAH-BIDY-BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH-BIDY-BLAH...."
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 4/24/2006 @ 6:52 pm PT...
The sad thing, is that they are measuring the rating in Farenheit, instead of Celsius...I think it's really in the negative numbers...
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 4/24/2006 @ 6:53 pm PT...
FARENHEIT-32!!!!!! Michael Moore's next movie!!!
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
The Old Turk
said on 4/24/2006 @ 7:05 pm PT...
It is like a Disneyland ride,....
Chills,... spills,... and thrills at each bend and turn.
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
JUDGE OF JUDGES
said on 4/24/2006 @ 7:43 pm PT...
32% or 0% these Bastards are Laughing all the way to the bank. . . . .
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 4/24/2006 @ 9:34 pm PT...
#6 Big Dan
Thanks for putting "BIDY" in with your "BLAH BLAHS".
Your "Bidy" made me snort out loud for some strange reason!
The thing is--the pig will just start war up in Iran to get his ratings up.
Who's gonna stop him?
Nobody in this country.
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 4/24/2006 @ 11:04 pm PT...
I wonder what the "bottom number possible" might be. I mean, let's face it...whether right or left wing. There is ALWAYS a number that will take it to hell with them. In other words, this duya could carve up a bus load of nuns with a whittling knife, and there'd still be a size able percentage that support him.
Here's a nifty website I found on another blog that is worthy of checking out... http://journals.democrat...nderground.com/top10/242
I'm hoping to try to keep up with it each week, as they photos and stories are really "news worthy" in my opinion.
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 4/25/2006 @ 1:15 am PT...
Call me "loony", but I still recall the polls showing Bush "leading" Gore by 2-4% the day before the election in 2000.
Which Gore won by a convincing 500,000+ votes (remember, the Electoral college issue is moot here, we are talking VOTERS VOTING).
So, why shouldn't I believe Bush is actually at @ 25%?
That seems much more likely to me. More realistic. I hear Republicans telling ME that Bush sucks.
I want to ask them who knocked the shit out of your ears, he's always been an idiot, and as dangerous as an armed idiot can be.
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 4/25/2006 @ 1:16 am PT...
"Help, I've fallen and I can't get up"
Big Dan - Earlier you wrote:
Larry: What Democrat has publicly come out and said, mincing no words, that electioins are being stolen on GOP-donor-made e-vote machines?
I had mentioned Dean and Kucinach. I still want to know who you were talking about. I really can't remember.
Also I've been going through some of the other topics I missed and you were right about John Zogby being on the Daily Show. I saw it too, but when I tried to find it later where they keep all their archived shows, it was missing. Don't you hate the way everything fades away somehow? Exit polls ect...
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
said on 4/25/2006 @ 1:20 am PT...
Don. You've been reading my crib notes again.
The Docket, The Hague.
to be continued.......
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
said on 4/25/2006 @ 4:02 am PT...
And don't forget, those numbers are no doubt heavily rigged in the Decidavator's favor. I'll bet he's the most hated President in American history (except he wasn't elected, of course).
COMMENT #17 [Permalink]
Robert Lockwood Mills
said on 4/25/2006 @ 4:41 am PT...
For Larry Bergan: No prominent Democrat other than Boxer and Conyers has claimed fraud in the 2004 election.
Having had the White House stolen from them in 2000 by a Supreme Court that effectively violated the Electoral College by depriving a state, Florida, of the right to decide own election outcome, one would reasonably have expected Democrats to be on guard against having another election stolen from them. Instead, Kerry conceded within 24 hours...and now he's making wisecracks about running in 2008 if somebody can find him 60,000 more votes in Ohio.
Think about it for a second. We send Colin Powell to the Ukraine to warn their leaders about holding crooked elections, yet when our own elections are rigged, the losing candidate uses the results for parlor humor. Can't Kerry figure out that if he runs in 2008, they'll do the same thing to him again as long as nobody complains about it?
COMMENT #18 [Permalink]
said on 4/25/2006 @ 4:42 am PT...
Would somebody PLEASE give him a blowjob so we can have him impeached????
(Where's Jeff Gannon when you need him?)
COMMENT #19 [Permalink]
said on 4/25/2006 @ 5:33 am PT...
I have a roughly hour and a half video of Bob Fitrakis giving a presentation for his book tour ("Did George W. Bush Steal Amera's 2004 Election?") when he was here in Seattle. If I send someone a hard copy, perhaps there's a place to post that on the web for download. It really is worth watching, Fitrakis is an excellent presenter, and I believe is pretty damn convincing to the layperson who might only have a casual interest in election fraud otherwise.
COMMENT #20 [Permalink]
said on 4/25/2006 @ 5:37 am PT...
Finally a court has held the Ohio election system to be unconstitutional. In the voting news for April 24, on this blog, I make some quotes and link to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision.
This case seems to me to outlaw electronic voting machines as violative of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.
Everyone read the case and post any good stuff. Note that the dissent in the case speaks republican talking points.
COMMENT #21 [Permalink]
said on 4/25/2006 @ 7:08 am PT...
COMMENT #22 [Permalink]
said on 4/25/2006 @ 7:23 am PT...
"Well I'm going down
Down, down, down, down, down
I'm going down
Down, down, down, down, down"
COMMENT #23 [Permalink]
said on 4/25/2006 @ 8:13 am PT...
The astronomical gasoline prices in tandem with the assnine greedy profits and takings of the oil barons (Bush being one of them) is not going to bode well with a public that already knows Bush is the Liar in Chief.
And that does not bode well for republicans in the upcoming November election.
The public will know and does know that the window dressing of the republican dictatorship led and fed by oil barons is just bunk, cover up, and outright lies.
An outgoing oil baron received about half a billion dollars and the big 5 oil baron led international oil conglomerates have received unpresidented profits ... as the American voting public receives unpresidented gas prices.
I do not think anything the Liar in Chief says is going to change the minds of the public.
As Newt Gingrich said "Have you had enough yet" is all the Democrats have to ask the voting public.
Poll numbers in the twenties is soon to follow?
COMMENT #24 [Permalink]
said on 4/25/2006 @ 8:27 am PT...
Another excellent post! Thanks for it! (Hopefully, this will fuel the fires of impeachment of that damned bast... ahhh... I mean... our President.
However, I worry that we may indeed come to the bottom of the curve soon.
There will always be a core of voters who side with that "person" no matter what... come hell or high water. And I worry that we may be approaching that figure now.
Regrettably, what goes down must eventually come back up.
* SIGH *
Were it not so!
So, we need to get the impeachment going now before we reach that "trough" point.
COMMENT #25 [Permalink]
said on 4/25/2006 @ 9:01 am PT...
Big Dan #21
I found out about it on MichaeMoore.com
I don't know how much luck they'll have in getting it through, especially in Chicago.
The fair city of Springfield, Illinois (our capital)recently & successfully got a referendum on the November ballot that asks voters if they want to impeach Bush!
As I said before, if citizens in the heart of America's Bible Belt have seen fit to officially flip George off--can the rest of the nation be far behind?
COMMENT #26 [Permalink]
said on 4/25/2006 @ 9:04 am PT...
Is a war with Venezeuela planned to bring the poll numbers up (link here)?
The disinfected ... er uh ... disavowed republican dictatorship is getting desperate?
What does a cornered animal do ... if the twenties get closer, so does another "catastrophic success".
COMMENT #27 [Permalink]
said on 4/25/2006 @ 9:38 am PT...
But Bush is working hard on it - don't you know?
"Asked if Bush had any reason to suspect market manipulation, McClellan responded, ``Well, gas prices are high right now, and that's why you want to make sure there's not.''"
Your doin' a good job Scotty!
COMMENT #28 [Permalink]
said on 4/25/2006 @ 11:41 am PT...
Oh - here they go - now it's all our fault:
GOP leader says Democrats, radical environmentalists to blame for gas prices
"The same Democrats who voted against increasing our energy supply, expanding our refining capacity, and exploring alternative sources now have the audacity to point fingers and place blame. Opposing responsible plans to increase our energy supply is reckless, and Americans will pay the price at the pump this summer."
I guess record profits, $400,000,000 bonuses, pissed off Middle East countries boycotting Venezuela and run-ups by futures traders had nothing to do with it!
COMMENT #29 [Permalink]
said on 4/25/2006 @ 11:52 am PT...
COMMENT #30 [Permalink]
The Old Turk
said on 4/25/2006 @ 1:41 pm PT...
pResident bu$h,.. (poll numbers) falling and falling.
Link : bu$h fall
(if he gets stuck,.. use your cursor the free him)
COMMENT #31 [Permalink]
said on 4/25/2006 @ 2:02 pm PT...
Afraid to speak too soon, but the media seems to be actually printing information, like the 6Billion oil subsidies being given to the oil companies.
Like the 75 Million no bid contract KBR spent to drill in a river bed near Bagdad when experts told the company the soil wouldn't take the drilling. (New York Times)
Maybe the media/Bush love affair is over, FINALLY !
COMMENT #32 [Permalink]
said on 4/25/2006 @ 2:02 pm PT...
And his "answer" to the gas problem is..?? "fuckit, pollute more! that will make gas cheaper!"..
what a bunch of morons. killing the planet faster isn't going to make gas cheaper, not letting COEs get 1/2 a billion in retirements might, though.
They need to set some hard-fast limits here. X% profit per barrel.. REGULATE.. I know the free-marketers think it's a dirty word, but it's the ONLY word that protects consumers and the economy. Let the greedy bastards get "what they can" and they will bleed the entire system dry in a few years and put 10s of millions more people in the streets. Greedy bastards have no scruples.. and the only way to "make this country great" again is to force scruples back into the mix.
COMMENT #33 [Permalink]
said on 4/25/2006 @ 2:08 pm PT...
Dredd # 20 - Wow, Thatís the best thing Iíve heard since 2000. Iím having visions of a voting machine tea party! (Of course weíll have to fish them out afterwards to save the environment, but IT WILL BE WELL WORTH IT!
RLM #17 - Thanks for reminding me about that. Boy, that Boxer rebuke sure blew over quick, didnít it. I sent John Conyers an E-mail saying Iíd support him for president and Iíve never seen so many E-mails in one place before. People love him!
A reporter (Jay Evensen) here wrote an article for one of the major newspapers here about the Bruce Funk situation. Although the article showed both sides, it said at one point that Bruce wasnít too bright for voiding the warranties of the Diebold machines by having them inspected by BBVís experts. I thought that was over the line, so I sent him this E-mail entitled ďNot too bright an articleĒ:
I don't know why America was able to accomplish many missions to the moon and back in the 60's and 70's and now we just can't seem to find a way to cast a vote that we know will be counted. Something strange is going on with how the Lt. Governors office and the United States congress is handling this situation and Diebold (a national laughing stock), was NOT the way to go. That's the ONLY story here!.
Jay Evensen wrote:
Thanks for the e-mail, Larry. If you read carefully, you'll see I'm skeptical of Diebold, too. Have been for quite a while. But I can't for the life of me understand why a county auditor would take it upon himself to bring a third party in to look at the machines without state oversight.
Larry Bergan said: (letter was much longer then this, a real earful about fraud and I never got a reply)
Thanks for the reply! Sorry about the snarky subject line of my E-mail, but I usually don't get an answer to my letters and when I do get to talk to someone it usually turns into a conversation about democrats being too stupid to vote on butterfly ballots or something similar. If republicans were asked to put up with the kinds of elections that democrats are, they would be voting this year with their Smith and Wessons! Since I donít own a gun, I guess Iíll just have to try for one out of four! Not very good, but probably better then open revolution.
COMMENT #34 [Permalink]
Robert Lockwood Mills
said on 4/25/2006 @ 2:10 pm PT...
For Texaslady: I'm not sure it was a love affair. More fear of losing access, combined with a corporate mentality (don't rock the boat. pretend the ship of state is sailing along smoothly).
But now Bush is at 32%. To pretend the boat isn't rocking is silly at this point, even for corporate bureaucrats. So Bush is getting honest treatment at last. Instead of the press needing him, he needs the press...he's lost his leverage over them.
COMMENT #35 [Permalink]
said on 4/25/2006 @ 2:12 pm PT...
Actually, the rest of my letter to Jay wasn't bad, so here it is.
Joseph Demma doesnít think Iím very civil, because I keep sending him E-mails asking if he has buyers remorse yet. After all the GAO (government accounting office), says the machines canít be trusted, The stockholders of Diebold are suing their own company because they werenít informed about the problems. The new President of Diebold (replaced because the previous one said he was determined to ďdeliverĒ the election to George Bush) said they might close down the voting machine division of the company to restore confidence. The list is endless and these kinds of things have been going on since the very first showing of the machines at the state capitol. I know, because I was there handing out notices to everybody there, including at least two of the Voting Equiment Selection Committee members informing them of where they could go to find out more. BLACKBOXVOTING.COM (It was COM at the time). They had to have two sites later on becuase of problems, one of which was that Diebold actually had the site closed down but had to bring it back up because of a legal intervention by Dennis Kucinach! But now that Tom Delay is gone, mabye they can actually hear aurguments on the floor of the house the next time BOTH parties vote to do so. Canít make this stuff up, can you?
I realize that as a reporter, you probably donít want to ruffle the feathers of our officials, but I just listened to a recording I made of the last Voting Equipment Selection Committee meeting, and Bruce Funk who testified there, seems to be a very honorable man, who has been concerned about honest elections for a very long time. His distrust of Diebold was more then justified, and so is his distrust of the officials who ignored EVERY citizen and expert who cared enough to show up at those meetings over a two year period, and instead only listened to the handful people in the country who were espousing Diebold. He simply HAD to call in somebody with the credentials and interest in democracy to find out what was going on. Lt. Governor Herbert ordered these up the day after a county in Florida decided to junk theirs despite having committed to them before to the tune of millions, to save money and I think we should get out of this thing as soon as possible. The Governor of Maryland got rid of his system too, saying the cost of maintainence had gone up 1000%. The Lt. Governor will have to save his own face, thatís not our problem. Please do what you can!
COMMENT #36 [Permalink]
said on 4/26/2006 @ 1:09 pm PT...
COMMENT #37 [Permalink]
The Old Turk
said on 4/26/2006 @ 7:16 pm PT...