February 25, 2011

Gallup Survey Finds Democrats Losing Ground Since 2008

Gallup has a new survey out which shows that, in terms of partisan affiliation, the number of "solid" Democrats states is down by half since they conducted a similar survey in 2008.  The same survey also showed the number of "competitive" states almost doubling.

They point out that every state (including the District of Columbia) now has fewer people identifying themselves as Democrats, or even independents who "lean" Democrat.  Interestingly, the greatest percentages of declines came in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and Hawaii.  Hawaii aside, those others represent the north-eastern states where Republicans had been becoming a rare species.

In terms of numbers, "solid" Democrats states went from 30 in 2008 down to 14 today, while competitive states went from 10 up to 18... (READ MORE)


Georgia Christian Coalition Wins Great Victory

2011 marks the 60th year of my pastoral ministry.  I am privileged to serve as Senior Pastor of the University Worship Center, Shreveport, Louisiana. During my years as pastor, there has been one social problem that stands beyond all the others - the alcohol problem.

I have been to the grave sites of people who have died of alcoholism; perished in automobile accidents due to someone's drinking; succumbed to grief and depression; died having been battered to death; and suicide. The cost of this problem is incalculable from every standpoint.

Four percent of all deaths worldwide are caused by alcohol. According to the World Health Organization approximately 2.5 million people die from alcohol related causes. It reports that "The harmful use of alcohol is especially fatal for younger age groups and is the leading risk factor of death among males aged 15 - 59. It is a causal factor in 60 types of diseases and injuries. Its consumption has been linked to cirrhosis of the liver, epilepsy, poisonings, road traffic accidents, violence, and several types of cancer, including cancers of the colorectum, breast, larynx and liver."

In spite of the overwhelming evidence alcohol poses as a lethal threat to the health and well-being of the American people, liquor interests regard any limitation to the marketing of their products as a monumental travesty... (READ MORE)


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Obama's Oil Crisis and Americans' Pain at the Pump

Yesterday, oil prices surged past $100 per barrel.  A barrel of oil cost $45 when Barack Obama was inaugurated president on January 20, 2009.  In recent months, every driver in America has experienced sky-rocketing gasoline prices and most of the increases are due to Obama's left-wing anti-energy exploration policies.
It has been almost a year since the president shut down oil exploration after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico exacerbating gasoline prices at the pump.  "The Wall St. Journal" editorial on January 13, 2011, reported that forecasters "predict domestic production (of oil) will fall at least 13% this year."  Noone can be blamed for that except the president of the United States.
On the day Obama was inaugurated a little more than two years ago, the average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States cost $1.83.  Yesterday, the average cost of a gallon of gasoline was $3.23, a whopping increase of 76%... (READ MORE)


Thrifty Congressmen Sleeping in Capitol Hill Offices is Not a Scandal

Despite the outcry from the liberal wing of the minority party in the House of Representatives and their counterparts in the news media about conservative Members of Congress sleeping in their offices, most Americans admire such frugality.  The incessant whining by liberals will not change the sleeping arrangements of these mostly conservative Congressmen.

Press reports have indicated that there are at least 33 members  --  26 Republicans and seven Democrats  --  who sleep where they work; apparently no female members sleep in their offices.
"The Hill" newspaper reported last Thursday that "Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) started sleeping in his House office in early 2009, before sleeping in congressional offices was cool.  So he's shocked by all the attention the practice has received in recent days... (READ MORE)


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