The Way I See It
By cj pollick
Largo City Election - Curtis Holmes defeated incumbent Rodney Woods for Largo City Commission Seat 3. Voters in Largo have sent a message to the "status quo" regime by electing a candidate that stated he would ask tough questions and support fiscal conservatism.
GOP Wins Big In New Jersey and Virginia - Even though some news sources have down-played enormous GOP wins in New Jersey and Virginia, Wall Street Journal articles expressed the potential impact of those 'mid-term" elections.
In Virginia, all top state positions were won by Republicans, where voters clearly turned from support of President Obama's political agenda to a more conservative style.
In New Jersey, the election news was perhaps more noteworthy, a Republican (Chris Christie) was elected Governor over an incumbent Democrat. This was a state where Obama personally traveled to support the Democrat Governor. These losses, according to Wall Street Journal, could reflect how voters might vote in 2010 election.
Voters In Maine Reject Same Sex Marriage - Voters in Maine dealt a blow to same-sex marriage becoming the 31st state where same-sex marriage was defeated when placed on the ballot.
Is Governor Charlie Crist In Trouble? - There was a time when Gov. Charlie Crist was a popular politician with somewhat conservative votes; however, Gov. Crist had changed his views on several conservative issues and lost support from those voters in Florida.
There was a time when Gov. Crist enjoyed full GOP political support; however, and as Crist has changed over the years, so has his support from the GOP. Crist no longer has full GOP support; in fact, his fellow Republican challenger for the US Senate seat in Florida, Marco Rubio, has steadily gained statewide GOP support.
Conservative voters who are neither Republican nor Democrat, are also shying away from Crist due to his political positions.
Bottom line? Crist could be in for a big surprise come primary time!
The Year Was 1987 - Remember when Lt. Col. Oliver North was being questioned by senators in a special hearing to review Iran Contra issues? If yes, then you know the year was 1987. Suffice that Col. North was not popular with certain politicians in Washington who did not support CIA activities.
During that senate hearing, one senator probed Col. North about his adding a $60,000 security system in his home. The dialog reportedly went like this:
"Did you spend $60,000 for a home security system?" Answer: "Yes, I did, sir."
"Isn't that excessive?" Answer: "No, sir."
"Why not?' Answer: "My family and I were threatened by a terrorist."
"Who could scare you that much?" Answer: "His name is Osama bin Laden."
Some senators smiled at the probing discussion.
"What should we do about him?" Answer: "I recommend terminating him."
The senator disagreed.
The probing senator? Al Gore.
Osama bin Laden? He is still hiding in the hills and threatening America.
More Bureaucracies - House Speaker Pelosi's legislation supporting a government takeover of Healthcare (H.R. 3962) would create 111 new federal bureaucracies. Can you imagine the vast number of federal employees that would be hired in Washington?
USF Wins, Next Is Rutgers - USF will play away at Rutgers on Thursday, November 12th. Big football game for both BIG EAST schools. After a tough battle with West Virginia last week, a week of rest will most assuredly help several of the bruised and injured USF players. Speaking of bruised, how about the gritty performance by FSU's quarterback last Saturday against NC State? The way I see it, Ponder is one of the best quarterbacks in college football. Now, if FSU can only find some people to play defense.
GATORS, as expected, rolled over the Georgia Bulldogs. Florida will continue to dominate the tough SEC conference and perhaps play the next best team in America (Alabama) for the SEC Championship and a chance to play for the national title against Texas.
Miami won a squeaker last week and, much like FSU, must find some players who want to play defense the way they once played at Miami. In three weeks Miami will play USF at Tampa.
The BUCS will host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Looks like another BUCS loss at a half-empty Raymond James football stadium. (Does anyone care if the game is "blacked-out" to the local television community?)
Cynic - A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing. - Oscar Wilde
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