Friday, July 21, 2006

Mistaken Prediction

As we so often take more than our share of credit for predictions, we'll take the blame for a wrong one we happen to be mistaken. From our January archive:
  • Bush's popularity will range in the high 50's low 60's all year, especially after Zarqawi and bin Laden are captured or killed. [prediction by SCC]
Since the year is way more than half over, we can't plausibly claim that the President even averaged a decent rating for the entire year. However ...
  • For the second straight day, the PresidentÂ’s Job Approval rating has moved up to 45%. Just 53% disapprove. These figures, the best for the President since mid-April, include 22% who Strongly Approve and 37% who Strongly Disapprove of his performance. These numbers come as fighting escalates in the Middle East, a cycle of violence that most Americans blame Hezbollah for starting.
Gee whiz. World events remind Americans that there are people out there bent on the destruction of Western Civilization and suddenly, George Bush doesn't seem to be such a bad option. In fact, the world is slowing coming around to the realization that Bush has been right all along and everyone else is wrong. Even the Swiss are realizing something is amiss when plots are uncovered to shoot down airliners and blow up the federal courts in the world's most famous "neutral" country.

And this only spells trouble for the Democrats come election time.

52 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know why not many people respond to these posts on world terrorism? It's because there is not much you can say. I hope to God that our military has the capability and is properly backed and funded to stop those zealots from harming more civilian targets. I hope our country and the world has the stomach to continue to deal with them. They are betting that we will grow tired.

7/21/2006 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All politics is local.

In the war on terrorism, I applaud President Bush and support and pray for our troops.

When I fill my gas tank, or think about my family medical coverage I #$%*% Bush.

In either case, I #$*!! Daley.

7/21/2006 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! somebody pissed off The Swiss,
free Swiss army knives to everyone.

7/21/2006 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In response to the gas issue, i agree its ridiculous... However, hopefully the public pressure will lead to more E-85 solutions... Furthermore, President Bush had the resolve and "balls" to cont. to pressure terrorists all over the world, despite the "world opinion" of European Liberalism ... Never forget New York City, our homeland, where thousands lost there lives for no reason... Simply, the terrorists must be eliminated... God Bless America, keep our troops safe and in your prayers... They are doin the heavy lifting for us all... Never Forget 9-11-2001!

7/21/2006 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to say this, but you guys running this blogspot must have rocks in your head if you truly believe that BUSH is the answer to America's prayers! He is by far the most stupid president I've seen in about 50 years of living, probably close to Ronald Reagan.
He has placed this country into a quagmire from which there is now no release. If he wanted Saddam dead (and I can understand why), he could have done so without causing a war. Bush is, simply put, in over his head, and always has been. Even If I had voted for Bush (which I didn't), there is simply no way I would ever vote for any other Bushes (although I hope that Jeb has a lot more brains going on than "W").

7/21/2006 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 12:37..........since Regan? In case you have forgotten, Regan was the President that the mid-east feared! The Iranian hostages were freed because they knew Regan was not going to take any bullshit and was going to get the hostages back....by any means necessary. You can thank the Democratic prosperity years on plans that the Republicans created and put in place. It just takes that long to get it going in a national government forum. Please stay off this police blog because we all know that you, by no means , are a police officer.

Oh yeah.....have a nice day

7/21/2006 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush is trying to bring lasting peace to the Middle East by promoting democracy in the area. If you want to have peace you can become an ultra conservative Muslim and live under Shari`ah or kill them so they are not a threat to our existence and way of life. I choose to support Bush and Israel. Kill them all! Peace is the product of victory over our enemies, not through treaties. And please understand that they are trying to kill us and destroy the western way of life.

7/21/2006 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is by far the most stupid president I've seen in about 50 years of living, probably close to Ronald Reagan

Are you fucking nuts!Ever hear of Jimmy Carter??? Look up stupid or idiot in the dictionary and it has Carters picture.

7/21/2006 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Terrorism from around the world, along with domestic problems, i.e., Mc Veigh and the thugs that try to run the hoods all need to be eradicated. I applaud all of the people and support our troops who are making this sacrifice.

7/21/2006 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

any community's arm of force - military, police, security - needs people in it who can do necessary evil, and yet not be made evil by it. To do only the necessary and no more. To constantly question the assumptions, to stop the slide into atrocity.

7/21/2006 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reagan was the BEST and Smartest president ever..You must just be hanging around with the Stupid people for the last 50 years.

You are so misguided and ill informed..must be a northside liberal!

7/21/2006 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Clinton's war is all being blamed on Bush. If Clinton would have dealt with Bin-Laden when he had ample opportunity to do so, we wouldn't have had the USS Cole fiasco, 911, etc. This is Clinton & the Democrats war, not Bush and the Republicans. As, usual, Republicans having to clean up after Demoncrat Blunders, lies, and corruption. This is Bill and Hillary CLINTON's WAR, not Bushes.

7/21/2006 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Bush is so stupid, how come he outwits Clinton, Kerry, Edwards,and the rest of the liberal College-Boy Einsteins at election time? HUUUUUHHHHHH ? Doesn't say much for the GENIUS Democrats now does it??? HA-HA for now, libs.

7/21/2006 03:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"OLE" is none other than PO Pulido from 010. He was overheard by some PPO's that he is the guy "OLE." The guy has a serious problem if he thinks he is that funny? I say boycott Pulido's insanity rant about dining on females. I'm sorry I have to snitch, but "OLE" has no relevance to the blog anyway.
-Marquette Noons

7/21/2006 03:30:00 PM  
Blogger fillmoreranger said...

as a veteran of Gulf wars 1 and 2 and Afghanistan I can honestly offer my opinion that Bush sucks. While Afghanistan was necessary and right Iraq was the worst run fiasco I have ever had the displeasure to participate in ,and when I finally return home I find the Constitution that I have sworn to uphold and defend is nothing but a doormat for his edicts.This isn't the same country I left in 2002. Fear sells and Bush and his team have done a good sales pitch. Fear them first.Can you image the right wings reaction if Clinton had trampled on the Constitution like this? Our fore fathers said it best and we should remember it before it is too late LIVE FREE OR DIE.

7/21/2006 03:41:00 PM  
Blogger leftisthebest said...

Hey SCC, come back in a week or so when things really heat up in the Mideast and see the ratings of YOUR president then.

"Just 53 per cent disapprove." Well, that is a majority is it not? I think if the real message got out YOUR president's approval rating would hover about 20 per cent.

Yet there are the brain-washed masses of right wingers like yourself dear M, who would never critize their commander-in-chief, no matter how many people get killed.

You are right about one thing, my friend. The American voters are hoodwinked, bambozzled and lead astray. How else could this gut be in th Oval Offfice?

7/21/2006 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ant copper who calls himself reanger is an idiot.

7/21/2006 06:21:00 PM  
Blogger richardaustin151 said...

For once I must agree with Left is Best. While Bush has had to clean up past messes in the Middle East, he has ignored our domestic problems. Illegal immigration is rampant and nothing is being done about it. Laws are being ignored, there is no enforcement, and cities are allowed to be sacntuary havens for illegal aliens.

Gas prices are up and going to rise again. There is no policy on family values and education is being severely underfunded.

This is why the Democrats are strong. They take care of domestic issues that most of us care about- health care, civil rights, education, housing, and creating well paying jobs instead of minimum wage jobs.

7/21/2006 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous all politicians are hoes said...

Bush is a disaster.

Kerry, Gore, Hillary Clinton or any other Democrat would be much worse.

It's like Chicago. You got to vote for the lesser of two evils.

7/21/2006 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 6:25 p.m.
"This is why the Democrats are strong. They take care of domestic issues that most of us care about- health care, civil rights, education, housing, and creating well paying jobs instead of minimum wage jobs."

ARE YOU FUCKING NUTS???!!!! I know you ARE NOT A COP! And apparently you DO NOT live in the "People's Republic of Chicago/Cook County". Look at the chest-deep crap our city/county government is swimming in after years of total Democratic rule. Our city needs a change and its not gonna come from the left!

7/21/2006 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

George Bush is THE ultimate juice-baby.

7/21/2006 08:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regan was the President that the mid-east feared! The Iranian hostages were freed because they knew Regan was not going to take any bullshit and was going to get the hostages back....by any means necessary.


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You sir are a moron. Just a brief history lesson: REAGAN TRADED ARMS TO TERRORISTS FOR THE HOSTAGES!!!!

Iran-Contra Scandal

7/21/2006 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How Bush Pushed Gasoline Prices Sky High
By Katherine Yurica

On March 5, 2003, Senator Carl Levin, the Ranking Minority Member of the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, released a report prepared by the minority staff that reveals why gasoline prices soared under the Bush administration. It has to do with the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPR) and some odd decisions by the Department of Energy (DOE) after consulting with White House officials.



According to the Senate Report, the Bush administration added forty million barrels of oil to the nation’s reserves in 2002. That wouldn’t be a problem in and of it self. But the purchases represented an extreme change in energy policy; they were made in a strong market, with a tight supply of oil, which increased demand, which in turn pushed up the gasoline prices to their highest levels in twelve years.

Bush and oil

7/21/2006 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find the Constitution that I have sworn to uphold and defend is nothing but a doormat for his edicts.This isn't the same country I left in 2002.

AMEN!

7/21/2006 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

richardaustin151 said...
For once I must agree with Left is Best. While Bush has had to clean up past messes in the Middle East, he has ignored our domestic problems. Illegal immigration is rampant and nothing is being done about it. Laws are being ignored, there is no enforcement, and cities are allowed to be sacntuary havens for illegal aliens.

*** This is so because Bush is anti-union, anti-labor, anti-working class. The illegals provide the monies classes cheap labor.

Gas prices are up and going to rise again.

*** The Bushes have been oil people since his grandad PRESCOTT Bush. Big surprise oil has shot thru the roof.

There is no policy on family values and education is being severely underfunded.

*** Underfunded?? How cares? If you are as rich as the Bushes, you can pay for any school. Bush, his dad, his grandad and is daughter all went to Yale. Where did YOU go to college? DID you even go to college?

This is why the Democrats are strong. They take care of domestic issues that most of us care about- health care, civil rights, education, housing, and creating well paying jobs instead of minimum wage jobs.

7/21/2006 06:25:28 PM

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I find it deplorable when working class people (us) support rich pols that screw tehm ever which way.

7/21/2006 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ARE YOU FUCKING NUTS???!!!! I know you ARE NOT A COP! And apparently you DO NOT live in the "People's Republic of Chicago/Cook County". Look at the chest-deep crap our city/county government is swimming in after years of total Democratic rule. Our city needs a change and its not gonna come from the left!

7/21/2006 06:54:43 PM

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Bush and the GOP are doing the samething, but at the Federal level, and even worse. Daley steals millions, Bush steals BILLIONS.

7/21/2006 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YA! I LOVE GEORGE BUSH!!!! HE IS SUCH A PATRIOT!!!

Let's see what Bushie has done to us:

1999 - OPEC continues to try to reduce supply to meet slower demand. Prices start to regain from a 30 year low (inflation adjusted to year 2000 prices) of about $US10.

http://www.naturalhub.com/slweb/fading_of_the_oil_economy_timeline.htm

At the close of 21 JUL 06: Nymex Crude Future $74.57

that is over 7x higher!

THANKS GEORGE BUSH!!! THANKS GOP!!!

7/21/2006 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Democrats are full of POOP!

A bunch of whining losers bitching about the high price of gas..funny considering half of them shouldn't be driving anyways. (No license, no insurance, etc.) I laugh at how many asswipes with "impeach Bush" bumper stickers on their cars don't even have their shit straight. I guess they want "big brother" to handle all their routine vehicle maintenance too!(Democrat idea.. Hey lets create another entitlement program .. we'll call it..car's and free gas for everyone!")

They think that vehicle ownership and driving is a constitutional right, unlike conservative's who know it's a privilage afforded to responsible citizens!

DOMESTIC ISSUES is a buzz word for entitlements WHICH is a buzz word for WELFARE!!!!

We spend more money for public schools in this city and it never even gets to the classrooms, it is stolen by the Bureaucrats at CPS headquarters and given to the illiterate students who don't even want to be there. They show up for their free meal and cut-out the rest of the day to get high!

Fuck them all!

*A life-long Republican and proud of IT!*

7/21/2006 08:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard Bush caused the power outages in St. Louis this week. I thought he would be exhausted after causing Hurricane Katrina and the Tsunami in Asia. Next up?

7/21/2006 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pulido in 010? Fuck that stupid asshole! If he is the alledged OLE, then he needs his butt kicked!

7/21/2006 09:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why the Democrats are strong. They take care of domestic issues that most of us care about- health care, civil rights, education, housing, and creating well paying jobs instead of minimum wage jobs.


Yeah they take care of domestic issues by coming up with more government programs to help illegals and the animal at taxpayers expense..fuck the democrats!!

7/21/2006 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pulido from 010? Which one? Days or 3rd watch? And how reliable our your PPO informants?

7/21/2006 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As annoying as this OLE poster is, don't you think that maybe some po's on here just want to be recognized? Maybe they don't have clout, or are superstars, but want to be just... recognized... for perhap a little more than the day to day grind.

7/21/2006 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Democrats are full of POOP!

A bunch of whining losers bitching about the high price of gas.




Either you are an idiot or you really do enjoy pissing your hard earned money way off to make rich people richer. Tool.

7/21/2006 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I heard Bush caused the power outages in St. Louis this week. I thought he would be exhausted after causing Hurricane Katrina and the Tsunami in Asia. Next up?

7/21/2006 09:04:58 PM

NOOOOOO, don't be stealing our thunder! EVERYTHING is Clinton's fault, remember?

7/21/2006 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wether on the right or the left, I think we all can agree that no matter who's in office, things are going to be said and done that we, as individuals, don't agree on (along with millions of others). Is there any middle ground for the left or the right? Can we drop the whole patriotism shit and focus on that fact that as a global community, we're all going to shit...we are all responsible for where we are at. We should all taken responsibility for one another's actions and quit bickering on whose fault it is or isn't. Can we rationalize with irrational individuals?? Maybe not.... should we kill them all...I don't think so....should we protect oruselves from harm?? of course....in the end, where has this all left us? In a deeper shit hole. We are repeating the same mistakes that we made 30 years ago, 50 years ago, a century ago, a thousand years ago. Why haven't we learn???????????

7/21/2006 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's all keep in mind, high gas prices or not, without Bush the Patriot Act would not exist. This was the best accomplishment for law enforcement in years. Now we actually have a right to listen to the terrorists plan their attacks on their cell phones, look into their shit with a fine tooth comb, and maybe, just maybe, make a difference. Take it from one who cleaned up bodies on 09/11, Bush came through for us on this one!

7/21/2006 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Wether on the right or the left, I think we all can agree that no matter who's in office, things are going to be said and done that we, as individuals, don't agree on (along with millions of others). Is there any middle ground for the left or the right?

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Nope.

The left and right have important functions. They keep most citz fighting between themselves all the while the Daley's and Bush's (who are friends) keep stealing from us.

7/21/2006 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was the best accomplishment for law enforcement in years. Now we actually have a right to listen to the terrorists plan

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When did LE not have the right to fight criminals??

7/21/2006 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is called abiding by the Constitution. There are certain amendmemt rights that we have to follow, or johnny liberal gets to take us to Federal court.
The Patriot Act helped out L/E in the privacy aspect of the Constitution.

If you are not doing anything wrong....then you have nothing to worry about.

7/21/2006 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous CAL CITY DODGE MONACO said...

It's Friday night and time to kick back and relax.

Right now I'm watching the Blues Brothers

7/21/2006 11:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bush made another preempted attack!
i heard that the west german chancellor will survive the groping

7/22/2006 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Reagan was the BEST and Smartest president ever..You must just be hanging around with the Stupid people for the last 50 years.

right! right Alzheimer are us!!!
more like dopey of the seven dwarfs

7/22/2006 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Jake & Elwood said...

106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we got our sunglasses.

HIT IT

7/22/2006 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they purple sunglasses?

7/22/2006 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DAMN STRAIGHT

The Purple Brothers

lmao

7/22/2006 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is called abiding by the Constitution. There are certain amendmemt rights that we have to follow...

7/21/2006 11:38:50 PM

Yeah? Someone needs to explain the Second Amendment to Mayor Dick.

7/22/2006 03:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who Will Prosecute Bush for a Double Felony?

Submitted by BuzzFlash on Fri, 07/21/2006 - 7:43am. Analysis
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS


We just wanted to repeat again -- because the mainstream press, with few exceptions, is letting it pass, as are the Democratic leaders on the Hill -- that Bush has now committed a double felony.

This is no exaggeration.

Bush himself admitted to violating the law when he authorized illegal domestic spying and bypassed the special court that is legally empowered to oversee such spying. Then, the Attorney General of the United States testified to Congress that Bush personally prohibited Justice Department staff from investigating the illegal spying.

That's called obstruction of justice.

In essence, it's a double felony.

7/22/2006 06:22:00 AM  
Blogger fillmoreranger said...

7/21/2006 10:46:47 PM

says
Can we drop the whole patriotism shit

voltaire (historical) says

patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel

I agree with both. Bush may be lesser of two evils but it is sad (and partially the media's fault) that they are the best that our country could produce to run for president. If the media did not search for every little flaw in leaders and pillor them and their families in the name of "investigative" journalism then maybe a little more options might be available.

7/22/2006 07:06:00 PM  
Blogger fillmoreranger said...

7/21/2006 10:50:25 PM says
without Bush the Patriot Act would not exist. This was the best accomplishment for law enforcement in years.
THIS WAS WORST PIECE OF CONSTITUTIONAL SCRAPPING CRAP EVER PAST. YOU EVER HEAR OF NIXONS ENEMIES LIST!!! DUH. Absolute power currupts absolutely .Imagine King Richard on a national level.
Those who trade freedom for safety deserve niether -- Benjamin Franklin

7/22/2006 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Patriot Act helped out L/E in the privacy aspect of the Constitution.


How? By destroying it??

7/23/2006 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with both. Bush may be lesser of two evils


Bush the lesser??? Who was worse? Satan himself?

7/23/2006 11:10:00 AM  

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