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REPUBLICAN’S NEGATIVE ADS HURT IN POLLS; NEWT GINGRICH FALLS AND RICK SANTORUM CLIMBS

The Republican Presidential race has heated up and with only limited time to win the voters support, some may fall short.  This may have a lot to do with their push of negative ad campaigns.  Seeing them bash each other is not what I or likely many others truly care about.  All most of us want to know is “What will you do to improve the economy?”  Do we really need to watch them beat each other up and skirt around the real issues?

Well, it may be finally catching up with one of the previous front-runners.  While Newt has been hot and cold along the way, new polls in Iowa and New Hampshire show Rick Santorum is gaining ground, while Newt Gingrich is losing support. This seems funny to me because just two weeks ago I was asking the question, “Rick who?” Mitt Romney on the other hand is pulling ahead even further in New Hampshire.

CNN’s latest poll shows that 25 percent of registered Republicans surveyed said they would support Mitt Romney next week at the Iowa caucuses and 22 percent preferred Ron Paul.  According to the poll, Newt Gingrich is back in the dumps and has lost more than half of his supporter’s.  His numbers fell from 33 percent of possible votes to only 14 percent.  On the other front, Rick Santorum almost tripled his numbers, he shot up from 5% to 16%.  

While I believe their loss in support has a lot to do their negative ad campaigns, it may also have something to do with their spouses.  Sorry, but Newt Gingrich was on a show recently with his wife, and they looked like two washed up Ken & Barbie dolls.  The plastic stiff look of his wife and his perfectly fluffy hair makes them look insincere.  I know we should not judge on looks, but that combined with his shaky past, and loss of staff adds to his problems.

I can’t say who will win at this point, but my guess is Ron Paul may just squeeze by them all.  Although he reminds me of a cartoon character and I cannot imagine him in the White House leading our country, at least he seems honest (as a politician can be).  But can he really last until next year, or will he be ready to retire?

It would be great if they could just stick to what’s important and stop distracting us with crap.  The economy still needs a lot of help and although many blame President Obama, these politicians have not truly conveyed what they would do better.  It’s easy to judge from the other side…

What do you think? 

 
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Posted by on December 28, 2011 in POLITICS

 

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2011: BRAZILIAN TWINS BORN WITH ONE BODY & TWO HEADS

Less than a week ago a miracle happened.  Conjoined twins were born in Brazil, but with one unique difference, there was one body and two heads.

Unfortunately for the infants and their parents, doctors will be unable to separate them at this time.  The twin boys named Jesus and Emanuel were delivered by emergency C-section.  Although the doctors released the statement; “It’s important to understand that this is two babies and not one baby with two heads”, looking at the photo makes you believe otherwise.  But doctor’s consider it a multiple birth because they have two functioning brains, two separate spinal cords and share several internal organs.

The condition is called dicephalic parapagus, which is extremely rare.  They were apparently joined together because of a “delay in cellular division.

It would be amazing if they could separate them at some point…but how would that work?  They seem to have only enough room for one head if they were split in two.  This will definitely be challenging for the babies as well as their parent, if they survive this at all.

Do they have two birth certificates? 

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NEW LAWS COMING TO ILLINOIS IN 2012; SEAT BELT AND ELECTRONIC’S POLICE WHAT’S NEXT?

Big Brother continues to take away our power in the U.S.  Rules and restrictions keep piling up and “Land of the Free” is turning into “Land of the Handcuffs”.  Next year Illinois residents will have to brace themselves for two new laws which take effect early 2012.

Beginning January 1, 2012, all back seat passengers will be required to wear a seatbelt.  Buses and cabs are exempt, but this is probably when you need them most!  They claim it is designed to increase safety on the roads, but in reality it’s just another way to increase revenue in this financially depressed state.  And who gets the $25 ticket?  The passenger if they are of adult age!

Starting January 2, 2012, the other new law will require computers and electronics be disposed of at recycling centers.  Sanitation workers have been instructed to leave them behind if left on the curb for pick-up.  They say fines will likely not be enforced by police (in the beginning), however, you could be hit with a $25 fine if reported.  Trust me…they will stick us with a ticket for sure.

Am I the only one feeling like we are headed toward a militant country?  It seems like the government, slowly but surely, keeps imposing restrictions to control our every move.  Is this all for a safer and greener world…highly unlikely.  Is it time to move to North Korea?  Well, maybe not just yet.  But also be prepared to pay more for Illinois Tolls and Meters too!

If you live outside of Illinois watch out…Big Brother goes EVERYWHERE!  He’s probably headed your way. 

CHICAGO TOPS LIST…CHEAPER TO OWN THAN RENT.

IS THE NEW YEAR THE RIGHT TIME TO BUY A HOME?  LOW INTEREST RATES + LOW HOME PRICES = PERFECTION.

 
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FT. WAYNE INDIANA GIRL FOUND DEAD; ALIHANA LEMMON BEATEN BY BABYSITTER

Tragic news was released about the lost girl from Ft Wayne, Indiana.  After 100 emergency workers searched relentlessly for the nine-year-old child, her body was finally found bruised and dismembered.

Apparently her babysitter, Michael Plumberdor, confessed to beating Alihana Lemmon to death then dismembering her body.  The 39-year-old man was asked to watch the small child after her mother became ill.

This is a sick story and reports suggest it may have a “Jeffrey Dahmer feel” once all the details surface.  What a tragedy…who harms a child?  And in such a brutal way…this is why the death penalty is still in place.

 
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ILLINOIS LOTTERY MOVES TO INTERNET AGE; PURCHASE TICKETS ON THE INTERNET

In March of 2012, the Illinois Lottery will allow consumers to purchase tickets on-line.  The sales will be limited to the amount of tickets available per customer and only offered to Illinois residents who are over 18-years-old. 

While some are thrilled to hear they will not need to walk to the local convenience store to buy tickets, shop owners are not happy.  Store owners currently receive a portion of the profits and a piece of the pie when a winner surfaces.   If we can now buy them on-line, who will split the winning pot?   Probably the state…

Others complained this will create an extra outlet for gamblers and offer less oversight for underage purchases.  They may be right, but the state needs money and probably does not care.  It is expected to increase revenue by millions, and I have to say it would have helped me tonight.  I waited too late to run out and get that $206 million dollar winning ticket!

UPDATE 12/28/11 – There was a winner of the $206M (Mega Million)…darn and it was not me.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

 
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2011: ROLLING MEADOWS TEEN KILLED IN MEXICO; BURNED IN CAR

They say Mexico is not the safest travel destination at this time.  This is probably true after today’s announcement of a Rolling Meadow teen, found burned to death in a car.   

During his annual trip to Mexico to visit his grandmother, Chicagoan, 18-year-old Alexis Marron, was found dead alongside two of his best friends in a car on a country road.  Family members reported, they believe it may have started as a robbery, but the actual reason is still unknown.

It is sad to hear of this intense violence happening in such a beautiful country.  And for such a young man to lose his life is even more tragic.  The vicious attacks and drug wars have continued to increase in Mexico for many years, and does not seem to be slowing down.

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