A recent survey shows secret romances costs an average of $2,664 over six months. The reason is simple: unlike your wife or your girlfriend, you have to really impress a secret lover who has other options.
A recent survey shows secret romances costs an average of $2,664 over six months. The reason is simple: unlike your wife or your girlfriend, you have to really impress a secret lover who has other options.
A new study finds that more women are marrying dumber men than men are marrying dumber women.
The roles have reversed in the past 4 or 5 decades when men preferred the dumb blond stay-at-home mom types who didn't question a man's authority as king of his castle.
But times have changed and now men are stay-at-home mom types and women are kings of their castles.
These are the best of times for shiftless, lazy, girlie men who weren't raised with a strong father figure who taught them how to be men.
They were raised mainly by man-hating women who transferred their hate onto their sons.
Everyone knows electoral college votes decides the winner of a presidential election.
According to the Gallup poll Mitt Romney leads President Obama by 7 points among "likely voters," but "according to both Nate Silver and InTrade, President Obama has a better-than-60-percent chance of winning the election."
Despite Gallup's numbers, other polls show Obama comfortably in the lead in battleground states such as Iowa that will decide the election.
According to national polls, President Obama is slightly ahead of challenger Mitt Romney among early voters. Obama is under pressure to turn in a sparkling performance in tonight's 2nd presidential debate. Romney dominated Mr. Obama in the 1st presidential debate. It's a sure bet that the president won't take the governor lightly tonight.
The Huffington Post reports that "Obama leads Romney by 59 percent to 31 percent among early voters, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling data compiled in recent weeks." The lead is small but it is over the 10% measurement of polls' accuracy.
President Obama's supporters are having a hard time understanding how the momentum could have swung in Mitt Romney's direction so swiftly. A national poll shows Romney leading Obama by 4 points among likely voters.
In a post titled “Did Obama just throw the entire election away?,” the Daily Beast writer Andrew Sullivan expressed his dismay that Romney has overtaken Obama in the polls following the president's shockingly vapid performance during the first presidential debate last week.
"I’ve never seen a candidate this late in the game, so far ahead, just throw in the towel in the way Obama did last week," wrote the unapologetic Obama crusader.
According to a new Gallop poll out yesterday, President Obama will suffer huge losses in red states no matter who the GOP candidate is.
From the Washington Examiner:
Gallup released their annual state-by-state presidential approval numbers yesterday, and the results should have 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue very worried. If President Obama carries only those states where he had a net positive approval rating in 2011 (e.g. Michigan where he is up 48 percent to 44 percent), Obama would lose the 2012 election to the Republican nominee 323 electoral votes to 215.
My how time flies. Just 3 years ago, black Americans couldn't get enough of president-elect Barack Obama. And now Americans can't get enough of black presidential candidate Herman Cain.
Today, new polls show the former pizza maker surging ahead of President Obama and his closest GOP rival Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
Whether Herman Cain’s surge in the polls is temporary or has staying power, he’s enjoying a big enough bounce to take a very slight lead over President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 matchup. At the moment, the Georgia businessman is the only Republican with a lead of any kind over Obama, although former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has held a similar advantage several times and is currently trailing the president by just two points.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows Cain attracting 43% support, while Obama earns 41%.
According to Rasmussen Reports, Cain is tied with Romney for the lead in the race for the GOP presidential nomination. Nobody else is even close at the moment.
Isn't America a great country? I wish I was American so I could vote.
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Former Vice President Dick Cheney thinks the time is right for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run against U.S. President Barack Obama.
Mr. Obama's approval numbers have tanked to the lowest level of his presidency amid reports that he plans to sink another $300 billion into a flawed jobs package that will send the national debt soaring even higher.
Obama's prospects in 2012 don't look good. Even Obama's fellow Democrats are sprinting away from him as the chorus of "Run, Hillary, run!" grows ever louder.
Cheney stopped short of endorsing Hillary Clinton for president during an interview with ABC’s Jonathan Karl yesterday. “I think she’s probably the most competent person they’ve got in their -– in their cabinet," he said. "And -– frankly, I thought she was gonna win the nomination last time around," he added.
“Maybe if -– the Obama record is bad enough -– and these days it’s not very good, given the shape of the economy maybe there will be enough ferment -– in the Democratic Party so that there will be a primary on their side.”
If Hillary decided to run in 2012 she would certainly have the support of the rabidly leftist media on her side -- especially now that they've put down their cups of Kool aid.
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According to online reports, Common Pleas Judge Joseph K. Williams, who is black, rejected a deal to allow a white defendant -- Jeffery McGowan, 24, to plead guilty in exchange for 3 months' probation.
McGowan stood accused of fighting with a police officer during a traffic stop.
Assistant District Attorney Brian Catanzarite attempted to negotiate a plea deal of 3 months probation for McGowan who did not have a criminal record.
"Catanzarite for some reason comes up with I think ridiculous pleas whenever it's a young white guy," an exasperated Williams said from the bench. "I'm just telling you what my observation is. If this had been a black kid who did the same thing, we wouldn't be talking about three months' probation."
A shocked Catanzarite explained that he was standing in for another prosecutor, who negotiated the case.
"Now that the court has essentially called me a racist, I think that's unfair. I don't make offers based on race. I make offers based on facts," Catanzarite said.
Another attorney in the courtroom at the time, Giuseppe Roselli, questioned whether Williams was rejecting the plea because McGowan is white.
"Not because he's white, but because it's a ridiculous plea that only goes to white boys that come into this court for the same facts, and I'm not going for it," the judge responded.
After Williams recused himself from the case, Mike Manko, a spokesman for District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr., said the plea deal was appropriate and agreed to by the officer, who was not injured.
"Negotiated pleas are never based on the race of a particular defendant but rather on the behavior of the defendant and the facts associated with that behavior," Manko said.
As you know, longtime member aqtpie was among the 5 lucky winners of the Takers screening and after party tickets. Unfortunately, she is unable to attend due to personal reasons. She emailed me this morning to say,
"I have been a faithful reader from the start and I finally won a contest that I didn't even try out for... This is a once in a lifetime chance you have to choose who deserves them or maybe do a quick poll!! Thank you so much Sandra."
It's very difficult to make a decision because everyone is deserving of the chance to attend. The tickets must go to one winner and their guest (not two members because only one name goes on the list).
So I decided to take Cutie's suggestion and do a quick poll. Please vote for the member you think deserves the tickets most. Voting ends at 11:30 AM.
U.S. president Barack Obama's already abysmal approval numbers have hit a new low.
According to Rasmussen Reports:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-five percent (45%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20 (see trends).
The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m.
Overall, 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's performance. Fifty-six percent (56%) disapprove.
In a desperate bid to win back some of his lost Kool aid drinkers, Obama will begin running for reelection now rather than wait until later. As of this week, Obama is now back on the campaign trail. One of his first stops will be the set of 'The View' on Thursday where he is in friendly territory.
Expect a lot of kissing up and glad-handing from the mostly partisan co-hosts. There will also be pitchers of free flowing Kool Aid for the audience. Okay, I made up that last part.
I hear the Boy Scouts of America aren't happy that Obama basically dissed them in favor of the ladies on 'The View'. Obama is the honorary president of the Boy Scouts of America. But he plans to skip the historic Boy Scout Jamboree marking the Scouts' 100th anniversary tomorrow in DC.
Both of my brothers were proud members of the Boy Scouts -- and I'm sure that many of Obama's supporters are former Boy Scouts too. But narcissists like Obama usually don't care about such things as honor and integrity or cute photo ops with the scouts.
Even so, 'The View' guarantees Obama will reach a larger audience than the Boy Scouts Jamboree. And right now, a larger audience is what he needs more than ever.
The day after US president Barack Obama addressed the nation on the BP oil disaster in the Gulf, his approval ratings fell to a new low:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20...
Overall, 42% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's performance. That’s the lowest level of approval yet recorded for this president. Fifty-seven percent (57%) now disapprove. Those are the lowest ratings yet recorded for this president. Read more...
Could these numbers foreshadow the swiftest public fall from grace of any sitting U.S. president in history?
Gays and lesbians in the U.S. military are rejoicing at the news that the US Senate has voted to repeal the controversial 'don't ask, don't tell' policy -- the so-called 'gay ban' on gays serving in the military.
On Friday (May 28), a Senate panel approved an amendment to repeal the ban by 16-12. Later, lawmakers in the House approved the amendment by 234 to 194. The measure still requires a full Senate vote.
This means that more than 60% of gay enlisted soldiers will now 'come out' to their superiors -- and demand special treatment in the process.
Gays in the military will no longer be forced to hide in plain sight. Gay soldiers can now solicit each other for sex openly in the barracks without risking a dishonorable discharge.
In this video, U.S. president Barack Obama begs his former Kool aid drinkers to come back into the fold.
For months now Obama has pretty much ignored his dismal approval ratings, which tanked to 29% today.
He will need every single one of you kool aid drinkers to go to the polls in November if he has any hopes of maintaining a strong Democratic foothold in Congress. Obama finally woke up and smelled the coffee. He now knows that the upcoming November elections is crucial to his socialist agenda.
T.I. with his stepdaughter Zonnique Pullins
Tiny and the birthday girl
Zonnique, left, T.I., his daughter Deyjah and Tiny
Yesterday marked the 2nd public appearance of rapper T.I. since his release from an Arkanasas prison last December. The occasion was a birthday party for his stepdaughter and his baby mama Tameka "Tiny" Cottle's biological daughter, Zonnique Pullins, who celebrated her 14th birthday at the Luckie Lounge in midtown Atlanta.
About 100 screaming kids turned out to celebrate with Zonnique, who is a member of the popular OMG Girlz singing group. T.I. arrived very early (around 6:30 p.m.) and stayed for two hours. In addition to the kids, there were several grown T.I. fans from Miami in the house who couldn't resist calling out T.I.'s name for pictures.
It seems that someone at the party (I won't say who) alerted the public to the party by tweeting about it on Twitter.com, which didn't sit well with the party's organizer (yes, even DJs can be groupies).
The Princesss/Rock Star themed event was organized by Grand Hustle's General manager Hannah Kang and her partner Laura Giles, both co-owners of Music Business Politics. The party was filmed for an episode of BET's Tiny & Toya Show.
Shouts to Hannah for the personal invite and to celebrity photographer Prince Williams of ATLPICS.net for the beautiful pics!
T.I. and his daughter Deyjah
MORE pics after the break!
U.S. President Barack Obama's job approval rating is at a 52-week low. Can it get any worse than this?
According to Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15. Just 29% say the U.S. is generally heading in the right direction.
Overall, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove.
According to DrudgeReport, The Rasmussen Tracking Poll shows Obama's approval rating dropping to 44% today (Feb. 26).
It's a sad fact of life that the black community has the highest AIDS/HIV rates, single mother households, teenage pregnancies and the highest abortion rate in the country (3x more abortions than any other race).
"There is no doubt that Procreation of this group should be stopped" said the director of Planned Parenthood in this controversial ad aimed at slowing the rate of abortions in the black community.
Can it get any worse for U.S. president Barack Obama? In a new generic 2012 poll just released today, the embattled president leads a nameless Republican by only two points (44-42) -- meaning anyone who runs against him in 2012 will beat him. In other words, if I ran for president in 2012 I would beat Obama. That's how bad things have gotten for him.
The era of Hope and Change may have given way to the era of Who’s Next? Gallup reports that just a little over a year into his presidency, Barack Obama has not only failed to unite the country, but has almost squandered his own electability. In their latest poll, Gallup finds Obama in a virtual tie with a generic Republican candidate...
In this poll, only 31% of independents would cast a vote for Obama today, while 45% say they will vote for a Republican alternative. That fourteen-point gap also tells a story about how turnout will go for Obama in 2012. Read more...
Republican Scott Brown's historic Senate win in Massachusetts yesterday sent a clear message to Democrats in Congress: you're next.
Brown's win means the Democrats in the Senate are no longer filibuster-proof and they don't have the 60 votes necessary to push the troubling healthcare bill through Congress.
Brown's win in Massachusetts was astounding because Massachusetts had not elected a Republican to the Senate since the 70s. During the presidential elections, U.S. president Barack Obama won Massachusetts by 29 points.
But Obama will not go down without a fight. Obama's former campaign manger, David Plouffe, added on ABC's "Good Morning America": "I'm very confident we can pass health-care reform."
Well, good luck with that. Yesterday, Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, a Democrat, released a statement calling for a suspension of further votes on health care legislation until Senator-elect Brown is seated. It is likely that more Democrats will follow his lead now that they are no longer burdened with being the 60th vote.
Democrats have good reason to be worried. Martha Coakley, who was a shoo-in for the Senate seat vacated by the late Ted Kennedy, lost to a come from behind candidate who never would have had a chance were it not for healthcare reform.
Make no mistake about it: Coakley lost the Senate seat because of healthcare reform, not because she ran a losing campaign. In October, Coakley led Brown by 55 to 29 percent in the polls. It was assumed she would win by a landslide. But that was before Obama, Pelosi and Barney Frank decided they would ram their healthcare bill down the public's throats.
A win for Republicans in Massachusetts signals a changing tide in American politics. A growing public revolt driven by angry Americans who were promised Hope and Change and instead got more of the same.
Sen.-elect Scott Brown said on Tuesday night, “[Democrats] will be challenged again and again across this country. When there's trouble in Massachusetts, there's trouble everywhere. And now they know it.”
Last night, Massachusetts made it clear that Americans do not want a one-party government running this country.
Hopefully, those of you who care about the direction your government is leading this country in are aware of the special elections going on right now in Boston, Mass.
Scott Brown, a Republican, is poised to knock off U.S. president Barack Obama's choice to fill the late Sen. Ted Kennedy's vacant Senate seat. Sen. Martha Coakley, a Democrat, is trailing in all polls. Obama needs this win if he is to save his legacy (since that's all he really cares about).
Republicans have argued that a Scott Brown victory today would stop ObamaCare in its tracks. Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi insist that it won’t. On today’s “Morning Joe,” Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) agreed with Republicans, saying that he would have a “difficult time” voting for what he sees as an inferior Senate bill. Read More...
A year into his tenure, a majority of Americans would already vote against Pres. Obama if the '12 elections were held today, according to a new survey.
The Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor poll shows 50% say they would probably or definitely vote for someone else. Fully 37% say they would definitely cast a ballot against Obama. Meanwhile, just 39% would vote to re-elect the pres. to a 2nd term, and only 23% say they definitely would do so.
Obama's first year in office has been marked by an unemployment rate that surged to 10%, an increased commitment of troops to Afghanistan and a health care battle that has taken a serious political toll on the WH.
Obama's approval rating is down to 47%, the poll showed, a 14-point drop since the April survey. 45% disapprove, up 17 points from April. Only 41% say they trust Obama more than Congressional GOPers, while 33% pick the GOP over the WH. That 8-point gap is down from a 21-point edge Obama sported as recently as Sept.
Just 34% say the country is moving in the right direction, down 13 points since April, and 55% say it is off on the wrong track, up 13 points over the same period. Read More...
Wow, the year 2009 went by so quickly and now 2010 is upon us. We have so much to feel Blessed about here at Sandrarose.com. We wish you and yours a very Happy and joyous New Year, and we want to thank you for continuing to support Sandrarose.com!
Once again, as I did last year, I'm contemplating making some changes to my blog so it will be bigger and better for you in the new year.
Below is a poll listing some of the changes I’m contemplating.
Tell me what you think. You can select more than one answer. I’ll be checking in throughout the weekend from Miami Beach where I'm attending the Lady GaGa NYE party at the Fountainebleu hotel courtesy of Def Jam VP Bu Thiam!
Then on Friday, Bu has invited me to a private yacht party with celebs such as Young Jeezy, Akon, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown.
Please be safe. I want to see you back here next year!
Have a great weekend!
As the economy continues to show no improvement on its downward trend and president Barack Obama's universal health care bill struggles in the Senate, only 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of his overall performance as president. According to the Rasmussen poll, that’s the lowest level yet measured for this president. Previously, his overall approval rating had fallen to 45% twice, once in early September and once in late November.
I know you Kool Aid drinkers don't want to hear this, buuutttt....
Barack Obama's presidential job approval rating is 47% in the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update, a new low for his administration to date. His approval rating has been below 50% for much of the time since mid-November, but briefly rose to 52% last week after he announced his new Afghanistan policy.
Any slight bump in support Obama received coincident with his new Afghanistan policy proved to be very short-lived, as his approval rating returned to below the majority level by the weekend, and slipped further to 47% in Dec. 4-6 polling. (Source)
Remember I told you not to expect a nationalized healthcare bill this year? It looks I was right again. Obama is getting so desperate to pass some kind of healthcare legislation before 2010 that he's now gone back on his promise to the American public not to allow taxpayer supported abortion funding in the bill.
I am for abortion funding, by the way.
Who didn't see this coming?
Quinnipiac is out with a new poll that shows President Obama's job approval is under 50% for the first time, at 48%.
Obama is still on the positive side, with just 42% thinking he is doing a poor job. But it is not good news for a President trying to push through a tough set of initiatives, with health care and revamping the Afghanistan war at the forefront.
"Although President Obama's job approval rating is below 50% for the first time nationally, it is not statistically different from his 50% approval rating in October. Nevertheless, in politics symbols matter and this is not a good symbol for the White House," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. Read more...
Barack Obama's approval ratings continue to slide as Americans worry more about the economy, unemployment and the Afghan/Iraq wars.
A new AP-GfK poll shows that Americans are more pessimistic about the direction of the country than they were just a month ago, with President Obama's approval ratings dropping.
Forty-six percent said they approve of the way Obama is handling the economy, the number one issue on people’s minds according to the poll, down from 50 percent who approved in the previous poll.
On Iraq, 45 percent now say they disapprove of his handling of that war while 48 percent say they disapprove of the way he’s handling Afghanistan – both increases from a month ago. And 54 percent now say they oppose sending more troops to Afghanistan, compared to 50 percent who said that in October.
Meanwhile, a Chinese artist unveiled his new artwork (pictured above) titled "Burning Man Obama" today in Beijing. Liu Bolin said the sculpture represents the Nobel peace prize winner's impact on the world.
After the expected GOP sweep yesterday in former Democratic strongholds of New Jersey and Virginia, it seems the Obama magic is gone.
This from the NY Post:
In fact, the elections underscored Obama’s political weakness just one year after his triumphant victory over Republican moderate John McCain.
The Obama invincibility that was so much in evidence then seems to have lost its power. People can argue the reasons why these elections, all in places Obama carried handily, were so close. But if he were the political marvel he was thought to be, these races wouldn’t have been contests, but walkovers. So one consequence of this Election Day is the end of his special political magic.
That’s no surprise — as that magic was a largely substanceless froth whipped up by campaign consultants and compliant big-media cheerleaders. (Source)
There is no doubt that Barack Obama's narcissistic arrogance is hurting him in the polls. The former Illinois state Senator is facing the worst decline in popularity since July and the steepest drop of any president at the same stage of his first term in more than 50 years.
Obama's indecision in sending more troops to Afghanistan and his tripling of the national debt practically ensures that he will not be reelected in 2012.
Gallup recorded an average daily approval rating of 53 per cent for Mr Obama for the third quarter of the year, a sharp drop from the 62 per cent he recorded from April.
His current approval rating – hovering just above the level that would make re-election an uphill struggle – is close to the bottom for newly-elected president. Mr Obama entered the White House with a soaring 78 per cent approval rating.
The bad polling news came as Mr Obama returned to the campaign trail to prevent his Democratic party losing two governorships next month in states in which he defeated Senator John McCain in last November's election. Read More...
Among the nominees for People's Choice Awards 2010 are singers Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus & Demi Lovato. Unfortunately, Lil Wayne, Kanye West and others who normally would have made the cut, didn't make the list. That's too bad.