Venezuela: Hugo’s New SS

President Hugo Chavez launched a federal police force on Sunday that he hopes will change the overwhelmingly negative image most Venezuelans have of their public security forces while reducing crime in one of Latin America’s most violent countries.
Associated Press

US News and World Report Biased Top 10 Political Scandals of 2009

1. Mark Sanford (This is more of a scandal than the ACORN video or Climate-gate? )
2. John Ensign (This is more of a scandal than the ACORN video or Climate-gate? )
3. The Salahis
4. ACORN Video
5. Sarah Palin resigning Governorship of Alaska (Was is a scandal when Hillary resigned, or Barack Obama, or Kathleen Sebelius etc…?)
6. Henry Gates arrest (scandal?)
7. Chris Dodd
8. Joe Wilson yelling the truth, “You lie!” to Barack Obama
9. Rod Blagojevich’s impeachment
10. Climate-gate

Actually, I should be happy that ACORN and Climate-gate even made it on this list. The mainstream media tries so hard to pretend they do not exist…
How about Van Jones?

US News and World Report

Dangerous Mammography Advice #1 on Time’s Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs?

Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs

  1. New Mammography Guidelines
  2. AIDS Vaccine
  3. Funding Ban Lifted on Stem-Cell Research
  4. H1N1 Vaccine
  5. Stem-Cell-Created Mice
  6. Prostate-Cancer Screening
  7. New Research on Autism
  8. New Drug for Osteoporosis
  9. New Alzheimer’s Genes
  10. Brown Fat in Adults

Nevada: Reid Losing to 3 Different Republicans

Survey of 500 Likely Voters in NV
December 9, 2009

Election 2010: Nevada Senate Race
Sue Lowden (R) 49%
Harry Reid (D) 43%
Some other candidate 6%
Not sure 3%
Election 2010: Nevada Senate Race
Danny Tarkanian (R) 49%
Harry Reid (D) 43%
Other 6%
Not sure 2%
Election 2010: Nevada Senate Race
Sharron Angle (R) 47%
Harry Reid (D) 43%
Other 7%
Not sure 3%

Source: Rasmussen Reports

Colorado Senate: All GOP Candidates Lead All Democrat Candidates According to Rasmussen

Survey of 500 Likely Voters in CO
December 8, 2009

Election 2010: Colorado Senate Race
Jane Norton (R) 46%
Michael Bennet (D) 37%
Some other candidate 8%
Not sure 8%
Election 2010: Colorado Senate Race
Jane Norton (R) 45%
Andrew Romanoff (D) 34%
Other 7%
Not sure 15%
Election 2010: Colorado Senate Race
Tom Wiens (R) 41%
Andrew Romanoff (D) 40%
Other 5%
Not sure 14%
Election 2010: Colorado Senate Race
Tom Wiens (R) 42%
Michael Bennet (D) 41%
Some other candidate 7%
Not sure 10%
Election 2010: Colorado Senate Race
Ken Buck (R) 41%
Andrew Romanoff (D) 39%
Other 6%
Not sure 14%
Election 2010: Colorado Senate Race
Ken Buck (R) 42%
Michael Bennet (D) 38%
Some other candidate 8%
Not sure 12%

Barnes & Noble’s Nook Needs Work

I won’t even consider buying a Nook or Kindle until they are in color.

Amazon’s Kindle has been the king of the nascent, much-hyped, category of wireless e-readers since it came out in 2007. Now, numerous companies are determined to challenge the Kindle with dedicated, mass-market gadgets for reading digital books and periodicals. The latest, and potentially most important, of these is a contender called the Nook, produced by the giant bookstore chain Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS), which started shipping it this week.
All Things Digital


Rasmussen Poll: Americans Don’t Trust NATO Help in Afghanistan

National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
December 8-9, 2009

How confident are you that NATO will do all it can to help the United States win in Afghanistan?
Very Confident 5%
Somewhat Confident 28%
Not Very Confident 45%
Not At All Confident 16%
Not Sure 6%

Ohio: Portman Leads Fisher and Brunner

Ohio Survey of 500 Likely Voters
December 7, 2009

Portman (R) 38%
Fisher (D) 36%
Other 8%
Not Sure 18%

Portman (R) 40%
Brunner (D) 33%
Other 7%
Not Sure 20%

Source: Rasmussen Reports

Time Magazines Top 10 TV Shows of 2009

Top 10 TV Series

  1. Mad Men
  2. Modern Family
  3. Breaking Bad
  4. Big Love
  5. Battlestar Galactica
  6. Lost
  7. Friday Night Lights
  8. Glee
  9. Sons of Anarchy
  10. (Tie) The Office / Parks and Recreation