Wednesday, September 28, 2011

And Now Obama Wants More $ To Build Bridges, Schools Etc.

Obama About Shovel Ready Jobs

The Latest Poll - Look Who is Leading!

A new Zogby poll puts Herman Cain at the top of the Republican field, as the top choice of 28% of poll respondents.  (IBOPE Zogby International says the polling sample consists of “all likely voters and of likely Republican primary voters.”)  

Rounding out the top three are Rick Perry at 18%, and Mitt Romney at 17%.  Fourth place goes to Ron Paul at 11%.  Paul’s the most solid performer in Zogby’s polling history for the 2012 GOP race – his 11% might as well be chiseled in stone.

Interestingly, this poll was conducted after the Orlando GOP debate, but before Cain won the Florida straw poll.  It’s a huge surge for Cain, who was polling at 12% just two weeks previously, and was floating at a campaign low of 8% two weeks before that.  Aside from that bitter 8% number, Cain has generally done quite well in the Zogby poll, usually good enough for second or third place.

On the other hand, Rick Perry’s numbers in the Zogby poll have cratered, falling 19% in just two weeks.  His debut last month was also his high-water mark thus far, when Zogby had him at 41%.  

Michelle Bachmann has also been slipping steadily, chugging in at 4%.  That puts her just below Jon Huntsman, which is the same way she finished the Florida straw poll.  Bachmann was actually the leading candidate in Zogby’s polling from June 21 through July 25… then she plunged to 9% in the next poll and continued sliding down from there.

Romney’s been holding fairly steady in the Zogby poll.  He bounces a few points up and down, but seems to hover in the 15-17% range.  

Zogby’s also got President Obama’s approval rating at 42%, with 57% disapproval.  That’s actually a bit better than his September 5 low of 39-61.  His poor approval numbers seem to hold fairly steady, while his disapproval bounces around.

As always with poll news, the usual caveats apply: it’s one poll, it might be an outlier, Zogby’s accuracy has been questioned in the past, et cetera.  Still, these numbers reflect the general shape of the race pretty well: Perry started big but fizzled fast, Romney’s been playing a careful game built around damage control, Paul’s got a loyal following but can’t reach beyond it.  

 I’d have guessed Cain would rank a bit lower than his Zogby numbers until now, but he had one of the best weekends a candidate could ask for in Orlando, and Zobgy’s poll is telling us the same thing the Florida straw poll did.  It will be interesting to compare the first batch of polls from various sources to reflect that straw poll, and Cain’s reaction to it.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Herman Cain and the Mainstream Media

So I searched the Boston Globe today and here are the results:

Hardly a mention of Herman Cain's win in Florida.   I am convinced that the left wing media does not want Herman Cain as the Republican nominee.   Can you imagine a debate between Obama and Cain?   Cain would destroy our teleprompter President.

Herman Cain Wins Florida Straw Poll

Perhaps now he will garner some attention!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Is it Smart to Play Montel Harris Tomorrow?

Jon Meterparal has Tweeted the following:

BC welcomes Montel Harris back tomorrow at 12:45 on . Coach Spaz said he's on a "pitch count"

From Montel's standpoint, he has NFL aspirations.  Why play if he is not 100% healthy? Take the redshirt and come back next year and raise your draft status.   From BC's standpoint, this young team is going nowhere this year.   Having Montel as your featured back next year gives us some hope that this year is a one year aberration and not a long term downturn in the program's fortunes.  

Boston - City of Champions

Herman Cain

I really like Herman Cain.  I wish he would get more attention from the mainstream media.   Listen to his story about overcoming cancer and his opposition to Obamacare:

Herman Cain at the Republican Debate 9/22/11

More Elizabeth Warren - Unhinged!

Coach Donahue - I Love This Guy - See Tweets Below

Coach Donahue  Steve Donahue
Any other students interested in being part of a grassroots student basketball group, please contact me or come to our office in Conte!
Steve Donahue
Would love for you to come by and discuss getting more students to hoop games this season.
Steve Donahue
Attention BC Students: Looking to find the students who wanted to start “Donahue’s Disciples” last year.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

If This Was True I Would Agree With Him - See Below

Not True Mr. President

President John F. Kennedy - A Democrat - Watch Mr. Obama

Look Who is #9 on the Coaches Hotseat

Elizabeth Warren For Senate?

BC Hockey - Reload Time

5. Boston College (Record: 30-8-1 Overall, 20-6-1 HE)

For any other team in the country, the loss of Cam Atkinson, Brian Gibbons, Joe Whitney and John Muse could be too much to overcome — not for the Eagles, who reload instead rebuild.
Juniors Chris Kreider and Pat Mullane will be the cornerstone of an offense that will go four lines deep with the additions of freshmen John Gadreau and Destry Straight – the BCHL’s Coastal Rookie of the Year. Brian Dumoulin and Tommy Cross are seniors at the forefront of what might be the best set of defensemen in the country.
That will play a big role with the loss of Muse; junior Parker Milner played sparingly as a sophomore, but has shown himself to be capable going 13-4-1 in 22 career games. Though incoming freshman Brian Billet — the EJHL’s top goalie in 2009-10 — is sure to challenge him for the top spot.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Obama Supporting Israel - Finally I Can Watch Him!

UConn to the ACC?

I sure hope not.   My memory is very short.  I remember the 2003 lawsuit against BC's move from the Big East to the ACC.   Frankly, I am not thrilled with the addition of Pitt and Syracuse but the state of Connecticut (and therefore UConn) was a leader in the 2003 lawsuit against BC.

Any thoughts?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Buffett Rule

So Warren Buffett claims that his taxes are too low and he pays a lower effective rate than his secretary.   That may be true in Mr. Buffett's case, but the following data from the Internal Revenue Service contradicts the Oracle of Omaha: