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Sweet Mama! The Loathsome Alan Grayson Is Down in the Polls … HOT! Ethics Foundation Calls For Investigation of Barbara Boxer … But Fiorina Is In the Hospital … UPDATE: New Anti-Boxer Ad

The Despicable Alan Grayson” is what Larry Johnson called him in a recent post. “Despicable” works for me. And the best news is that the most outrageously big-mouthed ass in the House may be getting what he deserves. From “Poll: Webster Beats Down ‘Angry’ Grayson“, via Sunshine State News:

Holding a steady 7-point lead over a controversial and increasingly malodorous incumbent, Republican Daniel Webster is poised to knock out U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, a new Sunshine State News Poll shows.

Webster, a former state senator, leads Grayson, D-Orlando, 48-41. Florida TEA Party candidate Peg Dunmire garnered 4 percent, No Party Affiliation candidate George Metcalfe got 1 percent, and 5 percent of respondents were undecided.

In a previous poll, conducted Sept. 25, Webster led Grayson 43-36, an identical 7-point margin.

“Webster has to be the favorite here. Grayson has failed to turn his negative image around, and is still viewed in a negative light by a 55-38 margin,” said Jim Lee, president of Voter Survey Service, which conducted both polls. “This means Grayson has very little if any room to grow.”

HOT! An ethics foundation is going after Barbara Boxer. Will this affect the senate race in California? Or will the news that Carly Fiorina is in the hospital, purportedly due to an infection following her reconstructive surgery, overshadow the ethics news? Via Roger Simon at Pajamas Media:

In a breaking development that may affect the close California Senate race, Pajamas Media has learned The Foundation for Ethics in Public Service sent a letter to Eric Holder last Thursday requesting the attorney general “begin an investigation to determine whether United States Senator Barbara Boxer violated any criminal laws or should be liable for any civil penalty for failure to disclose real property on her Personal Financial Disclosure Reports between 2002 and 2010.”

I listened to parts of Morning Joe this a.m. and they believe that, unlike the Whitman/Brown gubernatorial contest, Fiorina still has a shot at unseating Boxer. After all, as Fox News reports, Real Clear Politics characterizes this race as a “dead heat” contest. So close. Such bad timing for Fiorina to have to go to the hospital. Dammit.

I just don’t get Californians. Why would they not, this year, try somebody new? Not a lifer politician like Jerry Brown. Not the same-old, same-old Barbara Boxer. Californians are a strange breed …. they’re kinda “out there.”

FYI: I have MSNBC on, and they covered Fiorina’s hospitalization, and didn’t say a single word about the ethics foundation’s letter to Attorney General Eric Holder. Figures.

AND THIS IS THE END of today’s open thread. I am having far, far too many issues with booting up my computer to chance adding more information. It’s your turn now.

UPDATE: NEW BOXER AD:

For more info on the ad, check the Daily Caller.

  • EllenD

    Arnie who, it seems, put up a few referendums in 2005 to try and shift course but they were defeated and he apparantly gave up any further boat-rocking after that. Too bad, because CA could use a Chris Christie, I think.
    Arnie is nothing like Chris Christie.
    We’re having our own trouble here in MN trying to break the Democrat habit, too.
    TOO? You are ascribing your opinions to California again.
    Look, most people outside California get their information on California through the MSM which everyone on NQ bemoan as totally wrong about the Tea Party.
    That being the case, why would you believe everything they say about California?

  • greenlantern

    The money quote:

    “I’d like to see more respect for the Office of President. But I have one word of advice for the current occupant: RESPECT: It’s what you have to have in order to get”.

  • greenlantern

    Trixta, shame on me for having a bit of fun at CA’s expense. It’s just that it is truly unfathomable how CA can continue on it’s present course. I heard a CA caller on Hannity today complaining about Arnie who, it seems, put up a few referendums in 2005 to try and shift course but they were defeated and he apparantly gave up any further boat-rocking after that. Too bad, because CA could use a Chris Christie, I think. We’re having our own trouble here in MN trying to break the Democrat habit, too.

  • FLDemFem

    Did she mention the flowers??? Just wondering. O:-)

  • sowsear

    I just got my laptop back today, not entirely fixed. He had to take it back to nothing and reinstall with the CD, but smething is sstill wrong with the built in wi fi. I need to plug it directly into the router.
    My guy can’t finish fixing it until he comes back from the cruise he goes on tomorrow.(He runs the cruises)
    While he was here today he also reinstalled Mozilla on my desktop and got back my toolbar which had disappeared.
    He’s telling me not to come here, He said he’d never seen a sicker computer than my laptop. I told him I couldn’t just turn off the computer and go take a nap…
    Well, at least I have two computers,,,as long as they don’t both go at once.

  • Breeze

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    Residents cry foul over ballots

    Bucks County Courier Times,
    by Peter Hall   

    Original Article

    10/27/2010

    A trio of Bucks County residents backed by the county Republican committee say they have evidence linking Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy’s campaign to a scheme to flood the county voter registration office with fraudulent applications for absentee ballots. In a petition filed Tuesday, county Republicans say the name of Murphy’s campaign manager appeared on a Bristol post office box where voters were urged in a series of letters paid for by the state Democratic Committee to send absentee ballot applications.

  • Breeze

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    Maher Mocks American Electorate:
    ‘They’re Like a Dog,’ ‘Too Stupid’

    Newsbusters,
    by Jeff Poor   

    Original Article

    10/27/2010

    It’s hard to tell what the end goal of HBO “Real Time” host Bill Maher’s is with his constant barrage of elitist shots at the American public. Does he think demeaning the average citizens is the best way to win people over on whatever issue he is carping about on that given day? On the Oct. 26 broadcast of TBS’s “Lopez Tonight,” Maher took a couple of cynical and contemptible jabs at the America people.

  • EllenD

     
    good luck,sincerely, with that Mac of yours…

    Hey Bronwyn, I didn’t know you had a Mac.
    In that case it could be:
    1- internal battery
    2- Power supply (you can buy another from sites that tell you how to swap it out (unlass you have a laptop, in that case you don’t need to go inside).

    Run a diagnostic fix program like Applejack. You can also buy diagnostic programs. My hubby’s Mac was slow to sart up because it needed defragging and he wasn’t patient enough to wait for it to start before shutting it down again.
    Wish you were near me – we fix our friends’ computers.

  • Breeze

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    Obama wants change. Mine.
    3 bucks worth.

     
    Chicago Sun-Times,
    by Mark Brown   

     Original Article

    10/27/2010 

    The President needs my help. Yours, too, but I’m the one he asked. Yeah, that President. The big guy. Barack. He sent me a personal e-mail Tuesday.

    (snip) It would be flattering really, if it weren’t also somewhat embarrassing. I mean, who would have ever thought the leader of the free world would be so hard up for dough he’d be hitting on me for a lousy three bucks. That’s right, three bucks. That’s all he says he wants, not even a mention in the column. Heck, I spent more than that yesterday on the panhandler….

  • Breeze

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    wodiej -

    personally I think a short summary of the article is very useful.  A lot of
    people do not have the time to read the full story and just want the
    essence of the article.

    This and the last thread seem too long because something is wrong with
    BH’s pc.  Usually, by now, she would have started a new OPEN thread…

  • EllenD

    Thanks, Helen. I love Riverside. Perhaps if Prop 19 is passed the minor cases will be dismissed.

  • getfitnow

    They just don’t realize it.

  • Breeze

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    Poll: Most Want Obama Fired In 2012
     
    U.S. News & World Report,
    by Paul Bedard   

    Original Article

    10/27/2010

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, rapped by the White House for pledging to make Barack Obama a one-term president, seems to have the support of a majority of Americans. A new poll provided to Whispers says that 56 percent of likely voters want the president fired. According to pollster Doug Schoen, whose new poll shows vast support for the Tea Party movement among voters, the president is still liked by about half the nation. In fact, more like him personally than like his policies. Some 48 percent think he’s a nice guy, while just 42 percent approve of his job performance.

  • EllenD

    Many thanks oowawa. California is a big country and can’t be categorized easily.