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  • TMZ catches Schwarzenegger parked in a red zone

    11/23/2009 3:16:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 794+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 11/23/09 | TMZ
    When it comes to complying with California traffic laws, the first couple is having a rough fall. ... Well, it appears the governor also needs a reminder about the state's traffic laws. The celebrity gossip hounds over at TMZ have posted several pics of the governor hopping in a Porsche he had left parked in a red zone.
  • Review-"Red Zone"-Aphrodite Jones, When Nuts Raise Killer Dogs People Die

    03/21/2009 7:47:13 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 307+ views
    Fish Book Reviews ^ | 3/21/09 | Pat Fish
    Here's a book Review for Aphrodite Jones' true crime book-"Red Zone". For Marjorie Knoller is an idiot, married to an idiot, and when idiots raise killer dogs, innocent people like Diane Whipple die horrific deaths. The amazing behind the scenes story of the San Francisco dog mauling case.
  • Goodbye Governor Blagojevich (D-IL); Chicago fears Mob Action on Election Night...

    10/28/2008 10:33:37 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 21 replies · 1,720+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Octoner 28, 2008 | Michael Sneed
    Sneed hears a plan is afoot to impeach Gov. Blagojevich following the presidential election next month. Word is the votes are there. Stay tuned. Ring ring . . . A confident man: David Axelrod, Obama's chief strategist/guru, has a special ring tone on his cell phone assigned to Barack Obama: "Signed, sealed, delivered." The Obama rally . . . Mayor Daley's big worry: that Obama's election night rally in Grant Park could turn into a security nightmare. • • Consider: The Obama camp is expecting 70,000 people. • • The shocker: How about 1 million-plus trying to get in to...
  • The Slow Descent Into Hell

    04/12/2008 4:24:12 AM PDT · by NonZeroSum · 27 replies · 216+ views
    Transterrestrial Musings ^ | April 10th, 2008 | Rand Simberg
    Barack Obama showed his deft political touch today, and demonstrated his keen insight into the lives of the little people in this country, with a speech that is sure to be worth at least thirty points in Pennsylvania in the upcoming primary: You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them... And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade...
  • Small Town America Killed Immigration Bill

    07/03/2007 4:01:40 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 113 replies · 2,555+ views
    In a classic application of bottom-up management denizens of small towns let their elected representatives in Washington D.C. know exactly how they expected them to handle the compromised immigration compromise bill that neither secured our borders, nor was any more enforceable than previous legislation it was meant to "fix."Earlier waves of immigrants – legal and illegal – flocked to CA, , FL, IL, NJ, NY and TX ("gateway" states) but have been dispersing across a wider swath of the U.S. since 2000. The foreign-born, non-English speaking populations of DE, GA, IN, NE, NV and SC have exploded, say demographers, with...
  • Top Ten Conservative Cities in America

    05/02/2006 8:28:33 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 65 replies · 13,482+ views
    Human Events ^ | May 2, 2006 | Editors of Human Events
    10. Cincinnati, Ohio Home of GOP Rep. Steve Chabot (ACU lifetime: 98%; 2005: 96%) who won his seat by campaigning for the balanced budget amendment and against abortion. Only Ohio Republican to oppose prescription-drug bill. Called "too conservative" by Democrat opponents, but city's district has re-elected him five times. Boasts conservative Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell as a former mayor. 9. Boise, Idaho Boise's 2nd District is described as "one of America’s most Republican districts" by The Almanac of American Politics. Represented by Mike Simpson (ACU lifetime: 90%; 2005: 92%), who replaced conservative former Rep. Mike Crapo when he...
  • 'Mental health better' in country than in cities.

    01/04/2006 6:50:29 AM PST · by mnehring · 33 replies · 497+ views
    People who live in the country have better mental health than those who live in towns and cities, researchers have said. Some theories have suggested that the isolation of rural living, the lack of social networks and difficulties accessing amenities have a negative impact on country-dwellers' mental health. But other studies have shown higher rates of common mental disorders such as depression and anxiety in urban areas, and also higher rates of suicides.
  • City ranks high as conservative (Colorado Springs)

    08/12/2005 6:38:26 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 32 replies · 1,111+ views
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | August.12,2005 | Ed Sealover
    This just in: Colorado Springs is a conservative city. Exactly how right-leaning the town is may come as a surprise, though. The Springs ranked as the sixth-most conservative city in America out of 237 with at least 100,000 residents, according to a survey released Thursday by a voting-research think tank. More on this topic America's most conservative cities America's most liberal cities It was the largest city in the top 12, outdistancing the next biggest city on the list by more than 100,000 people. Colorado Springs’ placement on the list was enough to destroy a main theory of the Bay...
  • Most of volcanos victims were in supposed safe areas(Jimmy Carter lied and people died)

    05/18/2005 1:37:03 PM PDT · by CT · 30 replies · 1,388+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | May 18th, 2005 | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI
    On the 25th anniversary of the Mt. St. Helens eruption, survivors and loved ones, after uncovering duplicity in Carter administration records of the volcano and its potential dangers, are demanding an apology. Carter personally blamed the 57 people that died as being inside the Red Zone. In reality, the volcano's blast exceeded this governement-assigned area. The facts around this tragedy are classic Jimmy Carter duplicity, and are instructive of the real Carter, best described as a man that always found fault in others. A man of pettiness, self-absorbtion, and significantly-flawed judgement. All of which even today he and his media...
  • In the Red Zone: A Journey Into The Soul Of Iraq

    12/09/2004 7:01:42 AM PST · by Tolik · 5 replies · 908+ views ^ | December 9, 2004 | Jamie Glazov interviews Steven Vincent
    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Steven Vincent, the author of the new book, In the Red Zone: A Journey Into The Soul Of Iraq. You can visit his blog at FP: Steven Vincent, welcome to Frontpage Interview. Vincent:  Thanks for the opportunity to be here, Jamie. FP: You went to Iraq in the fall of 2003, and the winter and spring of 2004, traveling on your own, with no bodyguards or security of any kind.  Are you courageous, noble or crazy? Or a bit of all three? Vincent:  I’ll defer notions of courage and nobility to our soldiers in Iraq—as for being crazy,...
  • Michigan results by county. Time to make Detroit its own country.

    11/03/2004 11:18:17 AM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 80 replies · 2,491+ views
    Total Bush Kerry Diff. Bush% Kerry% 01 ALCONA 6,529 3,590 2,871 719 54.99% 43.97% 02 ALGER 4,767 2,316 2,395 -79 48.58% 50.24% 03 ALLEGAN 52,709 32,952 19,227 13,725 62.52% 36.48% 04 ALPENA 15,210 7,665 7,406 259 50.39% 48.69% 05 ANTRIM 13,619 8,379 5,072 3,307 61.52% 37.24% 06 ARENAC 8,216 4,071 4,076 -5 49.55% 49.61% 07 BARAGA 3,684 1,977 1,660 317 53.66% 45.06% 08 BARRY 30,275 18,638 11,312 7,326 61.56% 37.36% 09 BAY 57,046 25,443 31,041 -5,598 44.60% 54.41% 10 BENZIE 9,777 5,283 4,383 900 54.03% 44.83% 11 BERRIEN 74,648 41,069 32,830 8,239 55.02% 43.98% 12 BRANCH 17,967 10,784 7,004...
  • California Will Become a Red State by 2008

    11/04/2004 1:26:35 PM PST · by lemura · 56 replies · 2,885+ views
    California General ElectionNovember 2, 2004   Home   Please Read   County Reporting Status   Feedback      PresidentResults as of Nov 4, 2004 at 11:15 am  All Counties Returns | Statewide | Other Contests   Alameda 100.0% ( 1141 of 1141 ) precincts reporting Candidate Party Votes Percent      John F. Kerry Democratic 326,675 74.4 * George W. Bush Republican 107,489 24.5 Michael Anthony Peroutka American Independent 665 0.1 David Cobb Green 1,926 0.5 Michael Badnarik Libertarian 1,731 0.3 Leonard Peltier Peace & Freedom 1,155 0.2  Alpine 100.0% ( 5 of 5 ) precincts reporting Candidate Party Votes Percent     ...
  • The Red Zone (Dowd alert)

    11/03/2004 7:17:17 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 103 replies · 4,391+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 11/04/04 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — With the Democratic Party splattered at his feet in little blue puddles, John Kerry told the crushed crowd at Faneuil Hall in Boston about his concession call to President Bush. "We had a good conversation," the senator said. "And we talked about the danger of division in our country and the need, the desperate need, for unity, for finding the common ground, coming together. Today I hope that we can begin the healing." Democrat: Heal thyself. W. doesn't see division as a danger. He sees it as a wingman. The president got re-elected by dividing the country along...
  • Why do urban centers vote Democrat, and rural Republican?

    11/03/2004 6:23:56 PM PST · by M. Peach · 292 replies · 7,148+ views
    11-03 | M. Peach
    I thought I had all the answers regarding politics until my one of my teen aged sons asked me (and yes, I'm proud to say both of them are conservative) why large cities tend to vote Democrat, and rural areas - or mostly the rest of the country, Republican? Can I get some opinions out there?
  • Those "Blue" States are Really PURPLE

    11/03/2004 2:35:21 PM PST · by gentlestrength · 49 replies · 2,282+ views
    Across the world the red/blue map of America's voting preferences is being shown. Wrongly we hear “So all the blue states voted for Kerry. The West Coast is all Kerry” NO! I am proud to say that in my California 4.4 million voted for Bush, to Kerry's 5.5 million. We are not a totally God-forsaken state!!! And...

    11/03/2004 8:52:21 AM PST · by soozla · 102 replies · 946+ views
    FoxNewsChannel | 11-3-04 | Soozla
    Dems may have conceded BUT, they are still locked and loaded......................HEADS UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • California's North-South split now East-West (Field Poll)

    11/01/2004 7:45:49 AM PST · by SierraWasp · 48 replies · 1,378+ views
    San Francisco Comicle ^ | November 1, 2004 | Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross
    Forget the old North-South split -- recent polling is reinforcing the notion that the new fault line in California politics is inland vs. the coast. "And it's a phenomenon that may be with us for some time,'' said Field Poll director Mark DiCamillo.
  • 'Bush Country' Areas Of Florida Hit Most By Storms

    10/15/2004 2:34:24 PM PDT · by bcatwilly · 10 replies · 736+ views ^ | 10/15/2004 |
    This is certainly something that might make any "polls" coming from Florida a little less reliable and certainly not in Bush's favor if this article is accurate. Hopefully people really do make every effort to vote even through this rough time. 'Bush Country' Areas Of Florida Hit Most By Storms
  • GOP winning over north valley (California)

    10/11/2004 3:28:09 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 22 replies · 593+ views
    modbee ^ | 10-11-04
    Registered Democrats now minority in Stanislaus, San Joaquin counties. snip... Regardless of the reason, Republicans have persuaded more voters to register on their side in the past four years and now outnumber Democrats in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties, according to the latest voter registration tallies at the secretary of state's office. Before the last presidential election, more voters in the Northern San Joaquin Valley were registered as Democrats than Republicans. San Joaquin Republicans took the lead in 2002 and Stanislaus Republicans were edging out Democrats by the March primary this year. Overall, voter registration in Merced, San Joaquin and...
  • Good Place For Conservatives to LIve

    10/07/2004 6:02:34 PM PDT · by OXM_1962 · 258 replies · 4,721+ views
    I hate living in western Oregon and am seriously contemplating moving to another part of the country. I prefer more sunshine, less cloudy days and a conservative majority. Any advice is kindly regarded.
  • Bad Company?How small towns are reversing a century of corporate personhood

    09/30/2004 2:17:54 PM PDT · by Jubal · 34 replies · 822+ views
    Seven Days Newspaper, Burlington, Vt ^ | 22-29 Sept, 2004 | Ken Picard
    Porter Township in northwestern Pennsylvania was an unlikely hotbed for an anti-corporate uprising. The tiny rural community about an hour north of Pittsburgh has a population of only 1500 people, many of whom are staunch Republicans with deeply-held conservative values. But after the Alcosan Corporation, a Pennsylvania sewage-sludge hauler, threatened to sue Porter Township in 2002 for passing a local ordinance regulating the dumping of sludge in their community, town officials decided that their citizens had taken enough crap from corporations. Literally. So on December 9, 2002, Porter became the first municipality in the United States to pass a law...
  • The Red Neck Riviera, Where Bush Can't Lose

    08/30/2004 7:18:52 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 24 replies · 1,188+ views
    The International Herald Tribune ^ | August 30, 2004 | John Vinocur
    Santa Rosa, Florida – A wanderer from one of Europe's dim corners reached Jim Anders's office, plunked down on a couch and asked the chairman of the Walton County Republican Party for the Light as seen on the Red Neck Riviera. Anders, who mixes politics with the real estate business, seemed to search for a buyer-appropriate parable. "Remember Neville Chamberlain being nice to Hitler?" he asked cautiously. Yes, responded the congregation of one. "Well," Anders said, "if you remember what happened, the lesson is we can't be nice to everybody who makes clear they want to hurt us. To me,...
  • Heart of America

    08/28/2004 5:00:10 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 458+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 29 August 2004 | David Aaronovitch
    Uncaring, fundamentalist, extreme: it is easy to caricature the followers of George W Bush. But on the eve of the Republican Convention, a journey to the core of conservative America reveals 'those others' are not what they first appear It wasn't until the Dodge Durango reached 9,000 feet that Radio KRKS, Denver Christian Radio, finally gave up the Holy Ghost. For 90 miles up Interstate 70, past the Coors Brewery, Buffalo Bill's grave and into the mountains, I had been listening to Pastor Rod and Rocky's prayer show. 'The spirit,' said Pastor Rod, 'is already moving a number of you...
  • Liberal Author Pits "Metro" America Against "Retro" America In New Book

    08/24/2004 2:07:30 PM PDT · by dukeman · 43 replies · 981+ views
    WORLD Magazine Blog ^ | 8/24/04 | Vincent
    "Retro" vs. "Metro" America If you are pro-life, support freedom of Christian expression, believe pornography is harmful and should be restricted, oppose usurious progressive taxation, believe in school choice, and vote mainly Republican, then you are part of Retro America, according to The Great Divide: Retro Vs. Metro America, a new book by John Sperling. The Great Divide is billed as "a blueprint for how the Democratic Party can regain, and maintain, control of the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives." Mr. Sperling, founder of the University of Phoenix, believes that conservative voters with traditional values are a millstone...
  • Democrats in Red States: Just Regular Guys

    08/21/2004 12:06:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies · 3,754+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 22, 2004 | TIMOTHY EGAN
    MISSOULA, Mont. — Sitting among the prized huckleberry jams and manicured hogs of the Western Montana State Fair, the lone representative of the Democratic Party tried to blend in. With his jeans and rawhide face, Geoff Badenoch certainly looked the part. And as a native of Glendive, in the wind-seared ranching country of eastern Montana, he talked the part. But there was the matter of that scarlet D attached to his booth. It made him stick out like someone eating corn on the cob with a fork. As one of the poorest states in the country with a long tradition...
  • Bush Sees Fertile Soil in 'Exurbia'

    07/07/2004 5:34:30 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 20 replies · 785+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6-28-04 | Peter Wallsten
    Bush Sees Fertile Soil in 'Exurbia' GOP strategists believe they can win many new voters in outlying towns rich with conservatives. By Peter Wallsten, Times Staff Writer LEBANON, Ohio — Tom Grossman parks his blue convertible at a home expo center and walks through the maze of booths hawking the necessities of upscale living: home security systems, Jacuzzi tubs, fancy kitchen fixtures and wooden blinds. Then he settles into a booth of his own. But Grossman has not come to Chestnut Hill, one of southwestern Ohio's newest subdivisions, to peddle home furnishings. He has come to hunt new Republican voters....
  • Bush and Kerry Vie for Support of Rural Voters

    07/03/2004 4:16:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 300+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 2, 2004 | ROBIN TONER
    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"/> July 2, 2004 Bush and Kerry Vie for Support of Rural VotersBy ROBIN TONER LOQUET, Minn., July 1 — Four years ago, George W. Bush won some of his biggest and most decisive margins among rural and small-town voters. But Democrats say economic troubles and the war in Iraq have taken a disproportionate toll on rural communities. They vow that the struggle for these voters will be — must be — far more competitive this time around. So Senator John Kerry will come on Friday to Cloquet, not far from Duluth, and kick...
  • Ben Stein: Happy Bush Country

    06/01/2004 8:05:31 PM PDT · by plushaye · 86 replies · 1,134+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | June 1 2004 | Ben Stein
    BEVERLY HILLS -- I have followed elections pretty closely for many decades now, and I think I have a clue about why George W. Bush, for all of his problems in Iraq, still has a fine chance to win this election. For about ten years now, I have been going to North Idaho, a mountainous, heavily forested region in the Pacific Northwest of the USA, adjacent to Canada, to vacation, ride in my little motor boat, ride my bicycle by the lakes and rivers, and just to be in a beautiful setting far from the pitiless freeways and snarling traffic...
  • Small towns shoulder war's burden (class warfare alert)

    05/30/2004 4:09:47 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 8 replies · 198+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | May 30, 2004 | Ron Harris and data analysis and computer-assisted reporting by Charles Arms
    It was a late Monday night last month in Husaybah, Iraq, and the usual handful of Marines had settled down in their brick and tin building around an Army green cot for what had become a near nightly diversion - a game of cards, spades, to be specific. --snip-- So far, 46 percent of the 798 Americans killed in the war as of May 26 have come from small towns outside of metropolitan areas, according to an analysis by the Post-Dispatch of military and U.S. Census statistics. For the analysis, "small towns" were defined as those of less than 40,000...
  • Are the "red states" in jeopardy for Bush?

    05/27/2004 7:47:45 AM PDT · by Remember_Salamis · 234 replies · 653+ views
    NationalReview Online ^ | May 27, 2004 | Jim Geraghty
    W. AMONG THE REDS. . . . Are the "red states" in jeopardy for Bush?. . . . 05/27 09:13 AM It's early, and polls can be deceiving. But right now, George W. Bush is in tough shape. A CBS poll late last week found Bush's job-approval rating at 41 percent, the lowest of his presidency; 61 percent of respondents said they disapprove of his handling of Iraq and 65 percent believe the country is on the wrong track. The poll surveyed 1,113 adults (not likely voters, not registered voters), but a Gallup poll of 1,002 Americans conducted almost simultaneously...
  • Where Are All The Democrats?

    05/21/2004 10:41:06 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 11 replies · 222+ views
    The Coeur d'Alene Press (Idaho) ^ | May 21, 2004 | Marty Fortier
    Candidates are needed In the media coverage of the Kootenai County elections, I keep reading about the lack of Democratic candidates. According to reports, some of the district races will be decided in the Republican primary due to the fact that no Democrat is running. What a bunch of wimps! I mean, come on Dems. Weren't you taught that "it's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game"? Now if you don't know what that old adage means, I'll translate. IT MEANS YOU'RE A BUNCH OF WIMPS! You don't take your ball and go home just...
  • Red State Boys Serve in The Military

    04/12/2004 12:38:01 AM PDT · by Punditstar · 3 replies · 133+ views
    Why Dems Wanted Military Ballots Not to Count in 2000 From The State. Excerpt: Another benefit of an all-volunteer military is that it saves taxpayers money; there's less turnover as troops stay in for longer periods. During the Vietnam War, the average tour of duty was less than two years, according to a Defense Department study. Today, the average tour is about seven years. But critics fret the United States is developing an all-volunteer warrior class recruited from the nation's more politically conservative areas. Between 1976 and 1996, for instance, the percentage of military officers who said they were either...
  • Government wants faster rural Internet

    02/24/2004 7:19:25 PM PST · by SJackson · 31 replies · 154+ views
    Country Today ^ | 2-24-04 | Sara Bredesen
    We want information and we want it now. At least that's what federal and state agencies are telling us - and have been telling us since the public introduction of high-speed technology and the Internet a mere 13 years ago. Even the top three democratic presidential candidates came to Wisconsin's primary this week with promises to bring broadband Internet to rural America. "Broadband deployment is a major communications policy objective in America today," Michael Powell, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said last month at an FCC Rural Satellite Forum. "I place a high priority on ensuring that Americans living...
  • Bush Leads in Red States, Kerry Ahead in Blue States (Zogby Poll)

    02/18/2004 8:53:38 AM PST · by The_Victor · 109 replies · 465+ views
    Zogby Web Site ^ | 2/18/2004 | Zogby
    Released: February 18, 2004 Bush Leads in Red States, Kerry Ahead in Blue States Voters Hardened on the Economy, War,  Gays Marriage A new poll conducted by Zogby International for The O’Leary Report and Southern Methodist University’s John Tower Center from February 12-15, 2004 of 1,209 likely voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percentage points found that if the election for president were held today, Democrat John Kerry would edge George W. Bush 46% to 45% in the “blue states” – or states won by Al Gore in the 2000 election.  In the “red states,” or states...
  • Sinclair, The Next Fox, 'Fair and Balanced'

    01/28/2004 8:43:37 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 26 replies · 257+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/29/04 | Wes Vernon
    One of the nation’s newest and fastest-growing TV news networks says it's tired of left-leaning news reporting and wants to offer Americans a fair and balanced perspective, just as Fox News Channel does. Fox News eschewed politically correct news to become the dominant force on cable news. And now the Sinclair Broadcast Group has been following in Fox's footsteps to do the same for broadcast news in news markets across the nation. The Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG) is the eighth-largest network of television stations, based on revenues, and the nation's largest independent group owner of stations, according to Broadcasting &...
  • Many Blacks Returning to New South

    01/26/2004 4:47:24 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 39 replies · 418+ views
    the ledger ^ | 26-Jan-2004 | Cory Reiss
    WASHINGTON -- Avery Pough's parents moved from South Carolina to Queens, N.Y., before he was born, part of a black exodus from the segregationist South. In 1999, Pough and his wife returned to his roots, drawn by relatives, the promise of good jobs and a middle-class suburban house that they bought in Spartanburg, S.C."I just wanted a little bit more than making money and paying someone else's mortgage -- a better life for me and my family," said Pough, 47, a father of two.Black history is reversing itself in the South. Hundreds of thousands of blacks like Pough flowed into...
  • A Red and Blue America

    01/21/2004 7:01:06 AM PST · by Jean S · 6 replies · 281+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/20/04 | John Kenneth White
    At this early stage of the 2004 presidential contest, some believe that recent events in Iraq -- especially the capture of Saddam Hussein -- coupled with signs of a more robust economy and a booming stock market are sure indicators that President George W. Bush easily win reelection. Democratic voters in the early contests in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina appear to agree with this assessment. According to Zogby International polls taken in these states throughout 2003, three of five people surveyed have consistently believed that Bush will be reelected. Some analysts have even former Gov. Howard Dean (D-Vt.)...
  • Casino Gambling Can Boost Rural Counties, Fed Analysts Say

    01/11/2004 9:55:51 PM PST · by Willie Green · 10 replies · 391+ views ^ | 1/11/04 | John Henry
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. A recent analysis of casino gambling´s economic impact in the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis district, which includes Arkansas, suggests that rural counties could gain in household and payroll employment by allowing casinos. But the study by economist Thomas A. Garrett that appears in the January/February issue of Review also said the origin and skill level of the work force could have a major influence on a casino´s economic impact. Two of the six counties studied in the analysis are Tunica and Warren counties in Mississippi, the counties that include...
  • It's Not Your Faulkner's South, Sociologist Says

    01/11/2004 4:51:33 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 35 replies · 434+ views
    Lexington, KY, Herald-Leader ^ | 01-11-04 | Jester, Art
    It's not your Faulkner's South, sociologist says By Art Jester HERALD-LEADER STAFF WRITER There comes the famous moment in William Faulkner's novel Absalom, Absalom! (1936) when Mississippi's Quentin Compson is asked by Shreve McCannon, his Canadian roommate at Harvard, to tell about the South, its people and how they live. The fictional response that Faulkner spun out bore a certain truth for his time, and even today. But his saga doesn't -- it couldn't -- include the massive transformation of the nation's most bedeviled and enchanting region over the last 40 years. Why, if Mr. Bill Faulkner had been in...
  • Zogby - America Still Culturally Divided; Blue vs. Red States,Democrats vs. Republicans

    01/06/2004 8:03:21 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 30 replies · 1,421+ views
    Zogby ^ | 1/6/03
    The O'Leary Report /Zogby International poll of Red States (those that voted for George W. Bush in 2000) and Blues States (those that supported Al Gore) reveals a nation deeply divided by party, ideology, the presidency of George W. Bush, and values. The survey was conducted by Zogby International commissioned by the O'Leary Report. Polling of 1,200 likely voters was conducted December 15-17, 2003 from Zogby's headquarters in Utica, NY. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points. Slight weights were added to more accurately reflect the voting population. Margins of error are higher in sub-groups. The poll reveals...
  • Graham's Senate seat looms crucial to Fla. Democrats

    12/26/2003 8:52:50 AM PST · by Dog Gone · 19 replies · 150+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | December 26, 2003 | Brian E. Crowley
    In the nearly solid red South, Democrats look longingly at Florida -- a state that has brought them little of its famed sunshine in recent years but perhaps the only Southern state that still offers hope of turning blue.Red states, as colored by political analysts, are those carried by President Bush in 2000. Blue are those carried by former Vice President Al Gore. Florida is the red state with the blue asterisk. A state where the GOP has enormous control but no certainty of victory in the 2004 elections. After all, as it is famously known, Bush won Florida by...
  • Gov Bush Announces 20th Consecutive Month Of Job Growth [FL again leads nation in job growth]

    12/23/2003 7:44:12 AM PST · by summer · 40 replies · 200+ views ^ | Dec. 19, 2003 | State of FL - Governor's Office
    Jeb Bush, FL's Favorite Governor Governor's Office > Media Center & Lib. > News Rel. Search Governor Bush Announces 20th Consecutive Month Of Job Growth ~Florida stands out as national leader in job growth~ TALLAHASSEE--Governor Jeb Bush today praised the latest state unemployment statistics, which shows a continuing drop in the state’s unemployment rate-coupled with a healthy increase in the number of jobs created compared to a year ago. Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 4.7 percent, a two-tenths percentage point drop from the October’s revised rate of 4.9 percent. Florida’s job market continued its steady expansion for...
  • Bucking Trend, They Stay, Held by Family and Friends

    12/02/2003 2:54:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies · 113+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 2, 2003 | PETER T. KILBORN
    Nicole Bengiveno/The New York TimesThe Bartons, from left: Chris, Janet, Montana, a niece, Berla, David, Maddie, Michael holding Trent, Mercedes, Zack and Sarah. REYDON, Okla. - Tornadoes, droughts and the brutal busts after gas and oil booms have chased people from western Oklahoma for decades. Settlement after settlement has crumbled into the red-slate soil. Others hang on, barely. In Reydon, population 161, a turtle crosses Main Street unscathed. And yet after 70 years of flight from the rural Great Plains, a resolute core of people just will not go. They are people like David and Berla Barton, both 45,...
  • Attention, Wal-Mart Voters: Lost Jobs and Military Funerals Haunt Bush in the Heartland

    12/02/2003 2:40:01 PM PST · by dead · 114 replies · 360+ views
    Village Voice ^ | December 3 - 9, 2003 | Rick Perlstein
    Rock River Valley, Illinois—Piety is easy to find on the highways of Red America. Stop at a cemetery and you may find that the marker towering over all the rest reads, "In Memory of the Unborn Children." Down at the lower frequencies, the ones occupied in more urbane locales by the edgy college stations and NPR affiliates, your radio lectures at you: The music you'll hear during your visit is safe for the whole family. . . . Family friendly 91.5, WCIC, celebrating 20 years of music and ministry. Neighborliness is unavoidable, a saving grace: Pull into a motel and...

    11/24/2003 12:10:19 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 17 replies · 404+ views
    Interesting map of Unemployment in last week's Time magazine. Looks like unemployment may not be much of an issue in PA, IA, MN (states lost by Bush), but could be in other areas. Feel free to comment:
  • Bush leads Edwards, rivals in N.C. poll

    11/15/2003 6:47:36 AM PST · by veronica · 43 replies · 205+ views
    News & ^ | 11/15/03 | JOHN WAGNER
    Despite a sputtering Tar Heel economy and continuing casualties in Iraq, a new poll suggests that President Bush remains positioned to carry North Carolina in 2004, even if his Democratic opponent is Sen. John Edwards. The poll, commissioned by The News & Observer, showed that Edwards would lose his home state to Bush, 52 percent to 42 percent, if the election were held today. The Research 2000 North Carolina Poll was conducted for The News & Observer from Nov. 10 through 13. Six hundred likely voters statewide who vote regularly in state elections were interviewed by telephone. Those interviewed were...
  • Electoral College Numbers Shifting Towards the Red States : Numbers favor Bush in 2004

    11/12/2003 7:19:35 PM PST · by Wing Chun · 15 replies · 12,009+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/12/2003 | Zev Chafets
    Bush looks cool for 2004 election According to the latest Newsweek poll, President Bush would beat any Democratic candidate in a head-to-head contest. He leads Howard Dean 49% to 45%, and he's ahead of the other major Democratic contenders by similar margins. This is interesting - and meaningless. As we were rudely reminded in 2000, the winner in a presidential election is the guy who gets the most electoral votes. Last time, Bush beat Gore 271 to 266. Next time, he'll probably defeat his opponent by a much wider margin. There are various reasons to think so. The economy is...
  • GOP Has Scored Major Gains In Swing States

    11/11/2003 9:23:10 AM PST · by Coop · 77 replies · 292+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/11/03 | Mort Kondracke
    Democrats may be cheered by the fact that President Bush's approval ratings are at their lowest point in his presidency and that his re-elect numbers aren't great. But they have to be worried about a pro-Republican shift in voters' party identification. It may not seem dangerous that, according to a new Pew Research Center poll, 31 percent of registered voters regard themselves as Democrats, 30 percent as Republicans and 39 percent Independents, but that's a 5-point GOP switch from the average from 1997 to 2000. During that period, 33 percent considered themselves Democrats and 27 percent Republicans. According to Pew,...
  • IT'S OFFICIAL: Stingy Liberals Are Generous Only When It's Other People's Money

    11/10/2003 6:47:50 PM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 18 replies · 138+ views
    Inside Politics - Washington Times ^ | November 11, 2003 | Greg Pierce
    <p>"In news sure to depress those for whom Republican stinginess and antipathy for the less fortunate is an article of faith, the Massachusetts Catalogue for Philanthropy has just released its Generosity Index 2003, which ranks states not just by how much their residents give per capita but also by how much they give relative to what they earn," the Wall Street Journal says in an editorial.</p>
  • The True Colors of the New South

    11/06/2003 9:59:11 PM PST · by WaterDragon · 34 replies · 324+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | November 6, 2003 | Larry Leonard
    If I heard him correctly, according to Zell Miller, there are 33,000 blacks holding public office in the South. When making his point, he mentions that for this to happen, districts which are predominantly white have to be populated by something other than people who fit the modern Democrat stereotype of the region....(SNIP) The New South is new in only a few ways. Tolerance and respect for two. Unlike the North, religion still holds sway. The dirty, cold cities of the North, dominated as they are by liberals, have spayed the church there. But, in the south, on a Sunday,...