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Yard Sign Polling to Determine Presidential Winner?
Monday, October 31st, 2016 | Author:

Update

It appears that I’m not the only one performing this informal polling.  A State Senator from Tennessee recently noted:

I took a drive through my district today and up through rural SE Kentucky. Leaves were gorgeous. Also, 56 Trump signs. 2 Hillary.

 

October 18, 2016

This past weekend I decided to take a 20-mile bicycle ride meandering around Montgomery County, Ohio to perform an informal survey of support for the presidential candidates…  I counted 35 signs for Trump and 3 for Hillary, so we’ll round it down to an even 10:1 ratio.

It’s important to note that this is in no way a scientific poll.  It reflects my sampling of front yards northwest of Dayton, Ohio near the I-75 to I-70 interchange (see below), which may be a anomalous pocket of a Trump majority.   In addition, it may just be that Trump supporters are much more vociferous in displaying supportive signs in their yards.

I can say that my informal polling in 2012 showed a 2:1 advantage for Romney yard signs, so a greater quantity of signs in suburban Ohio does not necessarily lead to a national victory.  The question becomes: what should we make of a 10:1 advantage of signs for Trump?

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I noticed that a writer in the New York Times conducted a much broader version of my escapade.

Over the course of eight days, while traveling some 3,000 miles by motorcycle across the northern United States, I was steadily confronted by presidential yard signs.  I idly recorded those in support of Donald J. Trump until, after the first few days, the number approached 100. I eventually lost count.  Those in support of Hillary Clinton were comparatively easy to keep track of: I traveled nearly 2,500 miles before I saw a single one.  By the end of my trip, I’d spotted a whopping five.

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What’s Obama Again? Oh Yeah…
Monday, October 31st, 2016 | Author:

…the Manchurian Marxist Moslem.  You now have nearly 8 years of history to identify simple patterns and motivations.

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I certainly understand the man.

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The Inevitable American Tyranny
Sunday, October 30th, 2016 | Author:

A clear assessment of reality from Daren Jonescu:

What has been revealed is that this age has tempted fate too long. Tocqueville’s prediction, more than one hundred seventy-five years ago, about the peculiar threat to political freedom, namely the successful free people’s careless slide into the comfortable compliance of soft despotism, has not merely proved correct; it has perhaps become irreversible.  (If you think Donald Trump can reverse it, or would even care to, I’ll grant that this is a moment for grasping at straws if ever there was one; for my part, I am inclined to see him as, in effect if not in intention, the best friend Hillary Clinton ever had.)  The disaster must play itself out, one way or another.  The American majority, primed over generations for this moment, is finally embracing its demise, and therefore indirectly the demise of the entire civilized world, which for generations has stupidly and ungraciously enjoyed its Doomsday Eve party primarily on America’s dime.

Source: Hillary and the fundamental legal premise of tyranny

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Do We Know the Truth?
Friday, October 28th, 2016 | Author:

In this day and age, we’re confronted with the daily challenge of trying to determine the “Truth” — Is my friend being honest with his excuse?  Did my spouse really forget to tell me about the phone call?  Most importantly, are we being provided with the real story about the people who desire to be our government leaders?

I’m surprised on a daily basis about how little the mainstream media comments about the information revealed by Wikileaks.  It almost appears as if they’re hiding that it even exists…  This leads to a great quote from George Orwell:

“The further society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.”

If you haven’t heard much about Wikileaks– and you only read your local newspaper or the Yahoo headlines — don’t be surprised.   However, I’d recommend taking a look at this nice summary at this site:

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What’s Worse Than Obamacare?
Thursday, October 27th, 2016 | Author:

Simple: Hillarycare.

If she becomes President, you can count on more Government control of healthcare and a downward spiral in the quality of medical services.

This week, the White House finally admitted what had become obvious for months: premiums within the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges will skyrocket in 2017. Unfortunately, neither the administration nor its intended successor Hillary Clinton demonstrated a grip on the failures that have driven the markets to collapse, or the need for a clear change in direction. Instead, both argued for Band-Aids that will make matters even worse.

Source: The Fiscal Times

We are at a juncture of time where your voting decisions are deciding the future of your family.

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Those Feeling Compelled To Vote Trump
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 | Author:

Here is another commentary about making the difficult decision:

I oppose much of what Donald Trump has said, but I oppose everything Hillary Clinton has done and wants to do. And what someone says, no matter how objectionable, is less important than what someone does, especially when it’s so objectionable. A personal moral victory won’t suffice when the stakes are so high. As such, I am compelled to vote against Hillary by voting for the only candidate with any chance whatsoever of beating her – Donald Trump.

Source: Why I Now Feel Compelled To Vote For Trump

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Visit to Cincinnati Zoo
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 | Author:

We haven’t been to the Cincinnati Zoo in almost 20 years, so Missy and I decided to make a visit…   The place is fantastic.  The flora and fauna are beautiful, even in late October; And what a deal!   It’s $15/person for adults.  Given that you pay $70 to $100 for places in Orlando such as Seaworld, the value is unbeatable.  Check out some of the ‘action’ photos below:

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The one observation that I made prior to the trip was during my search for the Cincinnati Zoo operating hours.  After searching for ‘Cincy Zoo’ on Google, I saw this result (see below)…  If you look closely, you’ll see a 2.9 star rating from Google reviews.  Since I know that the Zoo is considered one of the top 10 in the world, I was a little incredulous.  Thus, I decided to take a closer look at some of the individual reviews.  I quickly discovered that the undeserved rating is the result of wacked-out Leftist trollers who  gave hundreds of 1-star reviews (see a few excerpts below) so they could try to destroy the 140-year-old zoo… evidently because the zoo wouldn’t make a wedding cake for a Gorilla.

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What’s the Worst That can Happen?
Thursday, October 20th, 2016 | Author:

Mark Steyn commenting about the prospects of Hillary in office:

Think of what the last eight years have wrought – Obamacare, a weaponized IRS, six-figure fines for homophobic bakeries – and then pitch America forward to 2024. Picture the most absurd scenario you can concoct – say, a federal transgender-bathroom regime. Oh, no, wait, we’ve already got that.

The left is serious about power, and they don’t waste time. The idea that the most personally corrupt candidate in modern American history will govern as some sort of benign moderate centrist placeholder until the wankers who thought Jeb Bush was a superstar shoo-in come up with their next inspiration is utterly preposterous.

Source: Laws are for the Little People

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Modern Driver’s Test
Monday, October 17th, 2016 | Author:

From StrangeCosmos

We’ve all seen it. People change when they get behind the wheel of a car. So now, to profile your personality, here is the special Driving Test…

1: Which part of your car wears out most often?
a: the wiper blades
b: the belts
c: the horn

2: Automatic door locks are good for…
a: security
b: convenience
c: messing with the heads of people trying to get in

3: I hate the rain because…
a: it lowers visibility and makes for less safe conditions
b: I answered (a) to question #1
c: I just washed my car

4: Please select the statement that best describes you.
a: I have never written in the dust on someone’s car
b: I have written “wash me” in the dust on someone’s car
c: I have drawn genitalia in the dust on someone’s car

5: The “bright” setting on your headlights is for…
a: dark, poorly lit roads
b: flashing to get the car ahead to move out of the way
c: revenge!

6: I have enough power in my car stereo system to…
a: get it loud enough to drown out road noise
b: get it headbanging loud for my Metallica CD
c: cause permanent hearing loss to anyone within ten feet

7: How many times have you been pulled over for speeding in the last year?
a: zero or one, because I’m generally a safe driver
b: two or three, because I’ve had some unlucky breaks
c: before or after they took my license away?

8: What hand gesture do you use most while driving?
a: “go ahead”
b: “thank you”
c: “@#!*&%^!”

9: When a bicyclist is next to you, you should…
a: be aware of them
b: speed up and get past them
c: open the door

10: Your rear view mirror is for…
a: watching for approaching cars
b: watching for approaching police cars
c: checking your hair

11: If you are driving and you begin to feel very sleepy, you should…
a: pull off to the side of the road and rest
b: stop at the next convenience mart and get a liter of coffee or Mountain Dew
c: drive faster

12: The Highway Patrol exists to…
a: ensure the safety of all motorists
b: issue as many tickets as possible
c: keep donut shops in business

13: You are supposed to signal a turn or lane change…
a: 50 feet prior
b: 25 feet prior
c: right after you do it

14: If I had a lot of money, I’d spend it on…
a: a minivan
b: a really cool sports car or 4-wheeler
c: bail

15: The best thing about a chauffeured limousine is…
a: I don’t have to drive
b: I can stretch out, relax, and have a drink
c: leaning out the open sunroof and shouting at and/or flashing people

How to score the quiz:

Give yourself one point for every A, two for every B, and three for every C. Tally up the points and consult the list below.

15-24 Points
You’re a good driver. You watch the speed limit, remain calm, and observe not only the rules of the road, but also the etiquette. And since you drive so safely and so politely, you’ll live a long time.
Long enough to decelerate with each passing decade until you’re one of those old people in a big car, going ten miles under the speed limit in the fast lane and pissing all the rest of us off.

25-35 Points
Hey! Joe Average! You’re a decent driver without being boring. You get where you’re going fast without too much danger. In fact, you’re the type of person we all like to ride with. Well, all of us except your mother, because “you’re going too fast! Watch out for that car in front of you! You’re going to kill us all!”

36-45 Points
Remember in driver’s education class when they told us to drive defensively? You’re the reason.

Key Issue for Presidential Election
Sunday, October 16th, 2016 | Author:

This sums up the Presidential election very well:

…the reality of the situation facing Republicans this year: either you join the struggle to keep Hillary and Bill out of the White House or you are helping them to return. Really — it is just that simple.

Source: For Democrats, Words ‘Trump’ Deeds

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