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Rasmussen Polls: Americans want out of Iraq

57% Favor Immediate Troop Withdrawal or Firm DeadlineJust 29% Believe Troop Surge Worked Thursday, April 26, 2007 Fifty-seven percent (57%) of American voters now favor either an immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq (37%) or a firm deadline for their withdrawal (20%). The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 35% of voters…

Fruitcake for President?

According to the latest CBS News poll, the president’s overall approval rating has dipped to 28 percent—which is the lowest number in his presidency and pretty close to Nixon’s all-time low of 24 percent. And the folks at RadarOnline were nice enough to list a few things that had higher approval ratings than the President:…

Sacrifice!? How Much More George?

[ev type="youtube" data="JkPMuxG70vI"][/ev] I’m wondering if things can really get any worse for the men and women who volunteered to serve our county in the United States Armed Forces.  First our President ignores his generals when they told him that more than the troop levels his administration proposed would be needed to secure Iraq after…

An ACLU Christmas Story

An Overdue Visit ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the nation Friends of Freedom knew it was a special occasion. Lady Liberty stood taller just off the shore Her torch shining brighter than a few weeks before. But it wasn’t the flame turning her cheeks all rosy It was thoughts of Snowe, Feingold…

From Drudge

I caught this story on Drudge this morning. From the story: WASHINGTON – Nancy Pelosi was unanimously named speaker-elect by House Democrats Thursday, the first woman to be ensured the post that constitutionally is second in line of succession to the presidency.

Michael J. Fox: “I could give a damn about Rush…”

A Nick Anderson Cartoon Rush Limbaugh smeared Michael J. Fox, claiming that he exaggerated the symptoms of his Parkinson’s disease in an ad supporting embryonic stem cell research. (He also mocked Fox by impersonating tremors associated with the disease on air.) Limbaugh told Katie Couric, “I believe Democrats have a long history of using victims…