Daily Archives: November 1, 2010

Blast from the Past – 1978!

LOL! Captain Kirk “singing” Elton John’s Rocket Man with corny lounge muzak playing in the background. Live at the Sci-Fi Awards. Good performance, Captain!

I see he’s already wearing a toupee I think. You would not believe how many actors, TV anchors and Congressman are not wearing their real hair on their heads.

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Recent Congressional Polls Are All Over the Place

The Newsweek poll on November 21, which showed Democrats with a 4 point lead in the generic Congressional ballot, has been dismissed by reasonable folks at the great Daily Kos site as an outlier. That might be reasonable except that we now have 2 more polls in the same territory in the past few days. All of these polls showing Democrats closing the gap have come in the past few days. The Quinnipac Poll showed Democrats up by 4 points. Another poll just released showed a dead heat in the generic race.

None of this makes much sense. One poll could be an outlier, but 3 polls is not an outlier. Forget it. No they are not. Something is wrong.

On the other hand, polls continue to come in showing Republicans ahead. Two polls have them up by 4-6 points and another has them up by 12.5 points. Clearly the polls are all over the place and don’t make a lot of sense.

The argument that the polls showing Democrats ahead are polling cell phone only users is not valid. Many of the standard polls are also polling cell phone users, but it’s hard to poll cell phone only users. Rasmussen does not call cell phones, so his polls always skew Republican. The Newsweek poll had a heavy weighting of cell phone users at 33%. Cell phone only users may be as high as 27%, but no one really knows. They are disproportionately poorer or lower income, Hispanic, young and renters.

The Gallup poll which has Republicans up by 12.5 seems wrong. It uses a strange weighting for non-White non-Black showing them voting 2-1 for Republicans. Gallup is run by Republicans. Non-White, non-Black means Hispanics and Asians. Hispanics will vote 78% Democrat, 22% Republican. Asians will vote 60% Democrat. This poll seems off.

Anyway, looking over recent polls, let us compute the median:

Democrat +4
Democrat +4
Tie
Republican +4
Republican +6
Republican +12.5

The median will be somewhere between tie and Republican +4. So based on this, it is reasonable to assume that polls show Republicans up by 2 points.

Averaging the results will look better for Republicans due to the inclusion of the Gallup outlier. The average should give us Republicans up by 7 points.

The median seems best due to the distortions of the Gallup poll. A reasonable assumption shows that polls in the last 11 days have Republicans up by 2 points.

Most of the massacre rhetoric came from a very wide enthusiasm gap of 15 points in favor of Republicans. However, that has collapsed in recent days and polls now show Republicans with a 2 point advantage in enthusiasm.

Cell phones are a real problem. Polling cell phones increases the cost of the poll by 3X, so it’s often not done. Plus no one seems to know many to call.

Overall, the best polling in recent days shows that Republicans may well pick up seats, but the claims of a wipeout are much overstated.

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Rocketbutt Jumps into a Lake

Rocket Butt, naked, takes off over a lake. He has the best-selling show on the lake, but I wonder if he'll ever know? Is there life on Mars? Perhaps he will soon find out.

It’s the freakiest show!

EJ and I wrote a song about Rocketbutt. Hope you like it!

She packed my ass last night pre-flight
Zero hour nine a.m.
And my ass’ll be high as a kite by then

I miss the earth so much I miss my wife
It’s lonely out in space
On such a timeless flight

And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
Till touch down brings me round again to find
I’m not the man they think I am at home
Oh no no no I’m a rocket butt

Rocket butt burning out his ass up here alone
Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids
In fact it’s cold as hell
And there’s no one there to raise them if you did

And all this science I don’t understand
It’s just my job five days a week
A rocket butt, a rocket butt
And I think it’s gonna be a long long time…

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There is Truth in This Anti-Islam Post

This post was taken off the Internet. It’s a standard anti-Islam post, but there is truth in it.

Islam is not a religion nor is it a cult. It is a complete system. Islam has religious, legal, political, economic and military components. The religious component is a beard for all the other components. Islamization occurs when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their so-called “religious rights.” When politically correct and culturally diverse societies agree to “the reasonable” Muslim demands for their “religious rights,” they also get the other components under the table.

As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone. In fact, they may be featured in articles and films, stereotyped for their colorful uniqueness (accurate):

United States – Muslim 1.0%
Australia – Muslim 1.5%
China – Muslim 1%-2%
Italy – Muslim 1.5%
Norway – Muslim 1.8%
Canada – Muslim 1.9%

At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs (accurate):

Denmark – Muslim 2%
United Kingdom – Muslim 2.7%
Germany – Muslim 3.7%
Spain – Muslim 4%
Thailand – Muslim 4.6%

From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. They will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves – along with threats for failure to comply. (United States). At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world but to establish Sharia law over the entire world (accurate ).

Switzerland – Muslim 4.3%
Philippines – Muslim 5%
Sweden – Muslim 5%
The Netherlands – Muslim 5.5%
Trinidad & Tobago – Muslim 5.8%
France – Muslim 8%

When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions (Paris – car-burnings). Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats (Amsterdam – Mohammed cartoons) [mostly true].

Guyana – Muslim 10%
Kenya – Muslim 10%
Russia – Muslim 10-15%
India – Muslim 13.4%
Israel – Muslim 16%

After reaching 20%, expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning (truth unknown):

Ethiopia – Muslim 32.8%

At 40%, you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare (these will occur at times, but not at other times):

Bosnia – Muslim 40%
Chad – Muslim 53.1%
Lebanon – Muslim 59.7%

From 60%, you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels (Jizya no longer exists. Many of the nations below have not experienced ethnic cleansing by Muslims but some have. The following states have experienced serious persecutions of non-Muslims – Bangladesh, Sudan, Indonesia, Iran, Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, Palestine, Iraq and Pakistan ):

Malaysia – Muslim 60.4%
Albania – Muslim 70%
Sudan – Muslim 70%
Qatar – Muslim 77.5%
Bangladesh – Muslim 83%
Indonesia – Muslim 86.1%
Syria – Muslim 90%
Egypt – Muslim 90%
Tajikistan – Muslim 90%
Jordan – Muslim 92%
United Arab Emirates – Muslim 96%
Pakistan – Muslim 97%
Iraq – Muslim 97%
Iran – Muslim 98%
Morocco – Muslim 98.7%
Gaza – Muslim 98.7%
Palestine – Muslim 99%
Turkey – Muslim 99.8%

100% will usher in the peace of “Dar-es-Salaam” – the Islamic House of Peace – there’s supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim:

Yemen – Muslim 99.9%
Afghanistan – Muslim 100%
Saudi Arabia – Muslim 100%
Somalia – Muslim 100%

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