Wednesday, March 15, 2006

What's Your Favorite Post?

Does anyone have a favorite post of mine? I'm looking to send a post (maybe two) to the CRIBs, but I really have no clue how to decide which posts I've written that are applicable to the CRIBs are the best. I'm biased, I think they're all great. ;)

A final note: Thank you to Jameel for all his hard work. What he has put together is truly amazing, and it's a real shame that some bloggers missed the point. I thoroughly enjoy the CRIBs, and hopefully by next year people will either get it or ignore it.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Polls Still Don't Matter

I've said many times that polls are meanlingless, and today is no different. AP released a poll that puts King President Bush's overall approval rating at only 37%.

Well that's obviously false. They clearly only asked Democrats what they thought.
More and more people, particularly Republicans, disapprove of President Bush's performance, question his character and no longer consider him a strong leader against terrorism, according to an AP-Ipsos poll documenting one of the bleakest points of his presidency.

Oh. Ok, well, they must have only asked people who voted Republican for the first time in the past election.
I'm not happy with how things are going," said Margaret Campanelli, a retiree in Norwich, Conn., who said she tends to vote Republican. "I'm particularly not happy with Iraq, not happy with how things worked with Hurricane Katrina."

I know - they must be equating the stalemate of the US Congress with the President's leadership. That tends to happen.
Stung by criticism, senior officials at the White House and the RNC are reminding GOP members of Congress that Bush's approval ratings may be low, but theirs is lower and have declined at the same pace as Bush's. The message to GOP lawmakers is that criticizing the president weakens him _ and them _ politically.

"When issue like the internal Republican debate over the ports dominates the news it puts us another day away from all of us figuring out what policies we need to win," said Terry Nelson, a Republican consultant and political director for Bush's re-election campaign in 2004.

Anyways, he's a second-term president. It doesn't matter anymore. He's in, what are people going to do?
Personally, far fewer Americans consider Bush likable, honest, strong and dependable than they did just after his re-election campaign.

By comparison, Presidents Clinton and Reagan had public approval in the mid 60s at this stage of their second terms in office, while Eisenhower was close to 60 percent, according to Gallup polls. Nixon, who was increasingly tangled up in the Watergate scandal, was in the high 20s in early 1974.

I'm sure that if they asked only Republicans and no Democraps they'd find the numbers stayed the same.
Bush's job approval among Republicans plummeted from 82 percent in February to 74 percent, a dangerous sign in a midterm election year when parties rely on enthusiasm from their most loyal voters. The biggest losses were among white males.

Thank G-d white males never got us anywhere in this country. Let's just remember that everyone is steadfast in their support of the president and his policies in giving the Iraqi people democracy and freedom.
Nearly four out of five Americans, including 70 percent of Republicans, believe civil war will break out in Iraq _ the bloody hot spot upon which Bush has staked his presidency. Nearly 70 percent of people say the U.S. is on the wrong track, a 6-point jump since February.

I just hope that DovBear the Humble hasn't seen this yet.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Ezzie's Blog Roundup 3/9: Man, I'm Tired

I just spent the past four hours reading through ever single blog on my blogroll, and I'm incredibly impressed at the talent! You should take some time and read through them all. Me, I've pretty much dedicated my life to staying up to date with every blog that even mentions Judaism, so I really know what's going on out there.

Anyways, It's late, I'm tired. I spend so much time reading what everyone else writes that I don't have the energy to write something myself. For this edition of the Ezzie's Blog Roundup, I've chosen a very select group of people: My entire blogroll. I hope to get more detailed later, but for now, I'm delirious thinking about all that I've seen. But, other people have already done their own roundups, so I'm just going to send you over to their pages.

Reminder: Your submissions for the "Blogs You've Never Seen But Really Should Because They May Be Better Than Your Own" Carnival are due to me tomorrow afternoon! Send them over now!

On to the round up:

Jameel has links to all of the sites worth reading today.

Check it out!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Condi and Dovbear? Oy!

DovBear "The Humble" posted that Secretary of State Condi Rice is a racist because she wants to run the NFL rather than run for president. Ugh, in his usual fashion, DBTH has thrown so much controversial material onto his blog that it's hard to sum up.

Quick note on DovBear The Humble's style so everything might come a bit clearer:
If all else fails you can try the Dovbear method. Say something pretty far out or very nasty that you don't really mean. Wait until you are demolished in the comments and take a tiny baby step back. Or quickly add another four posts.

After thinking about the statements he made, I figured I'd do some research of my own:

Condi Rice is black. Ha! See DBTH? You can't be racist and black at the same time.

But DBTH says,
Now they don't even want to take Vince Young, the hero of the national championship game, because he's black. He scored a 6 on the Wonderlic test, which basically is a lot of really hard problem-solving that black people have never had to do and it's not right to expect of them.

So who's the racist now, Dovbear The Humble? Black people aren't good at problem solving? He goes on to say:
They expected him to score in the neighborhood of a bunch of white guys, and are disappointed that he scored like a black guy?

Finally, DovBear The Humble goes on to accuse Condi of being self-hating because she wants to work with the "racists" who work in the NFL. DBTH, it sounds like you're the one who has to work on his self-hating issues.

I hope that DovBear The Humble can continue to entertain us with his completely biased, off-color, illogical, and unkind rantings based on cherry-picked and slanted articles. They force those of us in our right minds to wonder with bewilderment how someone so ridiculous is still such a draw that we can't help but come back to read more of his drivel. It's just... entertaining.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Dems Admit Defeat

Today I saw an article that put my mind at ease, especially with the news that CBS thinks that the president isn't doing a good job anymore (which goes to show just how little polls really matter). From this week's The Onion:

WASHINGTON, DC—In a press conference on the steps of the Capitol Monday, Congressional Democrats announced that, despite the scandals plaguing the Republican Party and widespread calls for change in Washington, their party will remain true to its hopeless direction.

"We are entirely capable of bungling this opportunity to regain control of the House and Senate and the trust of the American people," Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said to scattered applause. "It will take some doing, but we're in this for the long and pointless haul."

In my opinion, this statement has been so obvious and I know that I've been waiting to hear it for a while now. It just goes to show how incapable of leading the Dems really are. First of all, Reid isn't even trying to change the public opinion of his party.

Furthermore, as House Minorty Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) noted,

"In times like these, when the American public is palpably dismayed with the political status quo, it is crucial that Democrats remain unfocused and defer to the larger, smarter, and better-equipped Republican machine," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said. "If we play our cards right, we will be intimidated to the point of total paralysis."

I have a better idea. Why don't you guys just give up? Later in the article the Dems try and cheer themselves up by talking about the Katrina incident. A story such as this doesn't need to be qualified by such minor mistakes on someone else's part. It's time they stopped trying to shift the blame to the Republicans.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Ezzie's Blog Roundup 3/6: For The Love Of The Game

Today's Monday, which means that "Deal or No Deal" is on TV tonight. I'm very excited for the show, although I think it would be more realistic if the prizes were a little better.

Here's the description of the show from Wikipedia about the show for those of you who don't know:

The basic format of Deal or No Deal consists of a number of cases (usually 26) each containing a different amount of money. Not knowing the sum of money in each case, the contestant picks one case at random which potentially contains the contestant's prize. They then open the remaining cases, one by one, revealing the money they contained. At pre-determined intervals the contestant receives an offer from the bank to purchase the originally chosen case from the contestant, the offer being based on the potential value of the contestant's case. The contestant must then decide whether to take the deal from the bank, or to continue opening briefcases. If they decide not to take the deal and reveal low values then the next bank offer is likely to be higher (as the contestant's case is proven not to contain these low values). Alternatively they risk revealing higher values, lowering future offers from the bank.
The format of Deal or No Deal varies in each country. In the UK, for example, contestants choose from 22 boxes rather than 26 briefcases.

All of this, of course, deals with Talmudic prohibitions of gambling and games of chance, which I'm not sure I should be watching on TV. So if you're watching this, Lander College People, I'm not watching it. (heh heh)

And now, on to the roundup:

**Post of the Day**

Not The Gadol Hador tells us all about his Four Gods Theory. I don't know if it's true, but it's something to think about!

Lost and Found:

RenReb rants all about those crazy searches and how people find her. Hilarious as always.


Oleh Girl is nervous about her upcoming army service.

Heart Warming:

Mirty takes a trip down memory lane.

Orthomom continues her Heroin Heroine of the Day series.

Check it out!

Blog Loading Slowly?

As many of you know, this blog usually loads slowly. I don't know if it's because of all of the posts I have, since I churn out roughly 20 a day, or if it's the abnormal amount of links in my side bar. Either way, I'm sure that there are some great J-Bloggers out there who can help.

Later today I'll be sure to do one of my blog round-ups on the subject. You can submit your posts on the subject to me now!

Coming Soon

I'm really busy right now registering for graduation and working on my next post about how bad polls really are.

Check back later today!