Entries by Dave in EH

Outside Opinions: Does the BBC get it?

As much as I occasionally make light of our English cousins, mainly for their ever expanding nanny-state and their seemingly bottomless acceptance of the state’s intrusion into their lives, it is occasionally useful to seek out their opinions, just in case they happen to see or find something that eludes us.  I mean, even a […]

Social Niceties

In the wake of Tuesday’s midterm results, there has been a great deal of talk about “cooperation” between the parties.  Harry Reid himself making reference to his friendship with Mitch McConnell and how the two parties need to work together, especially now that Reid and the Democrats fortunes in the Senate are waning.

Polling for Dummies

Over the last couple months, there has been a great many poll numbers flying about, with this candidate up and that candidate down or vice versa.  Now, without getting into the actual mathematical and statistical details, these polls, contrary to popular belief, do not give you a precise answer.  They may not even give you an accurate […]

Every Circus Needs A Sideshow – PJTV told to scram

Yesterday, we had Comedy Central’s non-political political rally.  John Stewart and Stephen Colbert held their “Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive” stunt in the nation’s capital.  Now, glossing over their general incompetence leading up to the event, such as their initial failure to secure sufficient “facilities” for the expected crowds and expecting that […]

The Larger Implications of the Global Economic Malaise…

… or, more succinctly, “Where have we seen *THIS* before? “The acrid immigration debate sparked this summer by former Bundesbank board member Thilo Sarrazin has apparently had an effect on the German public. A poll released on Wednesday showed that one-tenth want a “Führer,” while one-quarter admitted to strong xenophobic attitudes – up from one-fifth […]