Mitsubishi Eclipse 3G Club banner

1 - 20 of 1107 Posts

·
New Rider
Joined
·
13,698 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Let's try to keep the Obama bashing to a muted buzz.

A new Rasmussen Reports Poll:

2012 Republican Primary

Rick Perry 29%
Mitt Romney 18%
Not Sure 16%
M. Bachmann 13%
Ron Paul 9%
Herman Cain 6%
Newt Gingrich 5%
Rick Santorum 1%
Jon Huntsman 1%
Thaddeus Mccotter 0%

I personally like Rick Perry, Herman Cain and Newt. Newt is by far the smartest of the bunch but likely does not have a chance.

I hope Paul Ryan runs. He knows more about the budget than all other candidates combined.

On the Democrat side,

Barack Obama

And

Pro-life Activist
Randall Terry

At a glance, it may seem a little odd for a pro-life and anti-LGBT candidate to run for the Democratic nomination. A closer look however, would tell us that an estimated 30-40% of Democrats actually shares the 52-year old Terry’s views. And for those who consider this as nothing more than a publicity stunt by an anti-abortionist radical, think again. Randall Terry is planning to spend close to $3 million for a 30-second slot in the 2012 Super Bowl.
 

·
It's TEE not TE, wtf
Joined
·
4,202 Posts
I am really hoping Ron Paul gets in there. Fat chance, I know, but I think it would be great for America.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
825 Posts
As an independent voter (who tilts socially democrat, but fiscally republican) I don't see the value in Perry. I do not want a minimum wage job, and that is all Perry seems to be capable of creating for Texas.

I am really hoping that Romney is able to put together a campaign that works; we need a moderate in office. The far left and far right being elected to office is going to further pull this country apart at the seams.

Romney did a fantastic job as Massachusetts governor. We had painful cuts, but a beautifully balanced budget and surplus, a productive economy, and a fiscally balanced healthcare system installed in our state that works.

Now if he could just get his social positions aligned in a way that can win him the nomination and an authoritative yet moderate approach on ousting Obama, we'll all be that much better for it.

I am not an Obama apologist, but I did vote for the man. I think that if he had been elected in a more prosperous time his legacy would be a completely different story. Its a shame as his campaign and promise would have been great for America had he been able to work both sides of the aisle. His inability to sell compromise and harness ANY cooperation with in the house and senate is a serious flaw and limitation of his lack of seniority in the community. This is my one reservation with Romney.
 

·
fuck em
Joined
·
14,853 Posts
I think Perry is a nutjob, and takes too much credit for jobs in Texas (largely shitty ones at that). Besides, he's too far Right to pull anyone but a Republican vote; he's a damn difficult if not impossible sell to any disenfranchised Dems. Romney on the other hand would have a better chance of pulling those. Ron Paul even moreso, I just don't think he gets enough respect from the Right. Paul would also likely be pretty lame in office, as I can't see enough support from either party to do anything he'd really want to do. Personally I think Romney is the GOPs best bet if they are serious about winning; if they just want to make a statement, they'll go with Perry or maybe Bachmann.
 

·
I can haz footballz?
Joined
·
8,009 Posts
Why is Rick Perry garnering all of this support? Is it just because, unlike other candidates, he just threw his hat in the ring and hasn't made a fool of himself in one way or another?

I find the Republican nominees very very stale. The GOP is rehashing and regurgitating last cycle's politicians. Paul ran last cycle, Romney ran last cycle...etc. Throw in a couple ideological curveballs such as Bachmann and you're going to have a hard time uniting and opposing Obama. A clear favorite needs to emerge early in the nomination phase.

I wish Ron Paul was a little more tame. I might actually be able to jump on board with some of his ideas. He's the only GOP candidate I would consider voting for at this point, but honestly I probably won't vote anyhow. I'm a little peeved at Obama for his change in stance on the war on terror, among other issues so if it's Obama vs. any of these candidates I'll probably be hard pressed to make my way to the polls.
 

·
fuck em
Joined
·
14,853 Posts
As an independent voter (who tilts socially democrat, but fiscally republican) I don't see the value in Perry. I do not want a minimum wage job, and that is all Perry seems to be capable of creating for Texas.
I would lump myself in that same category, although I have more than simply a tilt in both directions.

I am really hoping that Romney is able to put together a campaign that works; we need a moderate in office. The far left and far right being elected to office is going to further pull this country apart at the seams.

Romney did a fantastic job as Massachusetts governor. We had painful cuts, but a beautifully balanced budget and surplus, a productive economy, and a fiscally balanced healthcare system installed in our state that works.
I agree with this, and I find it baffling that Romney is branded a black sheep among many Republican circles just because he sometimes does things that are against the GOP directive, even if they make sense.

That being said, if you take away all the political rhetoric I think Obama has been more centrist than any blabbering talk show host will ever admit--maybe not in his ideals, but certainly in his decision making.


I am not an Obama apologist, but I did vote for the man. I think that if he had been elected in a more prosperous time his legacy would be a completely different story. Its a shame as his campaign and promise would have been great for America had he been able to work both sides of the aisle. His inability to sell compromise and harness ANY cooperation with in the house and senate is a serious flaw and limitation of his lack of seniority in the community. This is my one reservation with Romney.
That I will disagree with, because the Obama administration/Dems HAVE offered solutions. It's impossible however to unite two parties when one wants desperately not be united. The Republican Party refuses to unite under obama because their lock-step goal is to do anything necessary to get him kicked out of office. If they unite and compromise on things, then that makes Obama look good, thereby ruining their agenda. McConnell has said as much from the start that the party's main goal has been to make obama a one-term president by any means necessary. While I did indeed vote for Obama, I've voted Republican in the past, and the way the party has acted as a whole has made me fucking sick. I find it equally pathetic that they have pretty much rolled over and accepted a Tea Party hijacking, but that's another discussion.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
670 Posts
As an independent voter (who tilts socially democrat, but fiscally republican) I don't see the value in Perry. I do not want a minimum wage job, and that is all Perry seems to be capable of creating for Texas.
Fortune 500 2009: States: Texas Companies - FORTUNE on CNNMoney.com

State
Rank Company Fortune 1000 rank Revenues($ millions) City
1 Exxon Mobil 1 442,851.0 Irving
2 ConocoPhillips 4 230,764.0 Houston
3 AT&T 8 124,028.0 Dallas
4 Valero Energy 10 118,298.0 San Antonio
5 Marathon Oil 23 73,504.0 Houston
6 Dell 33 61,101.0 Round Rock
7 Sysco 62 37,522.1 Houston
8 Enterprise GP Holdings 65 35,469.6 Houston
9 Plains All American Pipeline 79 30,061.0 Houston
10 Tesoro 91 28,031.0 San Antonio
11 AMR 104 23,766.0 Fort Worth
12 Fluor 114 22,325.9 Irving
13 Kimberly-Clark 128 19,415.0 Irving
14 J.C. Penney 139 18,486.0 Plano
15 Halliburton 141 18,279.0 Houston
16 Burlington Northern Santa Fe 142 18,018.0 Fort Worth
17 Anadarko Petroleum 162 15,723.0 The Woodlands
18 Continental Airlines 167 15,241.0 Houston
19 National Oilwell Varco 200 13,431.4 Houston
20 Waste Management 201 13,388.0 Houston
21 United Services Automobile Association 207 12,912.0 San Antonio
22 Reliant Energy 214 12,553.2 Houston
23 Texas Instruments 215 12,501.0 Dallas
24 Dean Foods 216 12,454.6 Dallas
25 Apache 217 12,389.8 Houston
26 Knight 223 12,094.8 Houston
27 Baker Hughes 227 11,864.0 Houston
28 KBR 234 11,581.0 Houston
29 Energy Future Holdings 237 11,364.0 Dallas
30 CenterPoint Energy 238 11,322.0 Houston
31 Southwest Airlines 246 11,023.0 Dallas
32 Smith International 250 10,770.8 Houston
33 Commercial Metals 251 10,764.6 Irving
34 Western Refining 253 10,725.6 El Paso
35 Enbridge Energy Partners 268 10,060.0 Houston
36 Calpine 272 9,937.0 Houston
37 Tenet Healthcare 283 9,494.0 Dallas
38 Energy Transfer Equity 286 9,293.4 Dallas
39 GameStop 296 8,805.9 Grapevine
40 Pilgrim's Pride 304 8,525.1 Pittsburg
41 Centex 308 8,405.7 Dallas
42 Targa Resources 323 7,970.2 Houston
43 Whole Foods Market 324 7,953.9 Austin
44 XTO Energy 330 7,695.0 Fort Worth
45 Atmos Energy 343 7,221.3 Dallas
46 EOG Resources 350 7,127.1 Houston
47 Celanese 368 6,823.0 Dallas
48 CC Media Holdings 372 6,764.8 San Antonio
49 D.R. Horton 378 6,646.1 Fort Worth
50 Frontier Oil 383 6,498.8 Houston
51 Affiliated Computer Services 401 6,160.6 Dallas
52 Holly 420 5,867.7 Dallas
53 Cameron International 421 5,848.9 Houston
54 Dr Pepper Snapple Group 427 5,710.0 Plano
55 Group 1 Automotive 428 5,703.3 Houston
56 BJ Services 438 5,426.3 Houston
57 El Paso 443 5,363.0 Houston
58 Blockbuster 450 5,287.9 Dallas
59 Freescale Semiconductor 457 5,226.0 Austin
60 Spectra Energy 459 5,184.0 Houston
61 FMC Technologies 460 5,163.4 Houston
62 CVR Energy 472 5,016.1 Sugar Land
63 Crosstex Energy 479 4,915.6 Dallas
64 NuStar Energy 485 4,828.8 San Antonio
65 Neiman Marcus 504 4,600.5 Dallas
66 Flowserve 513 4,473.5 Irving
67 Brinker International 533 4,235.2 Dallas
68 RadioShack 534 4,224.5 Fort Worth
69 Adams Resources & Energy 540 4,159.7 Houston
70 Susser Holdings 558 3,966.4 Corpus Christi
71 Comerica 559 3,944.0 Dallas
72 Noble Energy 564 3,901.0 Houston
73 Temple-Inland 566 3,884.0 Austin
74 Trinity Industries 567 3,882.8 Dallas
75 Michaels Stores 571 3,817.0 Irving
76 Quanta Services 574 3,780.2 Houston
77 Westlake Chemical 586 3,692.4 Houston
78 Dynegy 605 3,549.0 Houston
79 Lennox International 615 3,493.6 Richardson
80 Torchmark 643 3,326.9 McKinney
81 US Oncology Holdings 646 3,304.2 The Woodlands
82 Exterran Holdings 662 3,178.7 Houston
83 Southern Union 679 3,070.2 Houston
84 Idearc 695 2,973.0 Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport
85 Oil States International 698 2,948.5 Houston
86 Rent A Center 706 2,884.2 Plano
87 Perot Systems 723 2,779.0 Plano
88 MetroPCS Communications 727 2,751.5 Richardson
89 Sally Beauty Holdings 742 2,648.2 Denton
90 Benchmark Electronics 755 2,590.2 Angleton
91 AmeriCredit 768 2,543.1 Fort Worth
92 American National Insurance 772 2,526.8 Galveston
93 ENSCO International 781 2,486.6 Dallas
94 Pride International 787 2,468.8 Houston
95 Plains Exploration and Production 802 2,403.5 Houston
96 Pioneer Natural Resources 814 2,340.1 Irving
97 Southwestern Energy 819 2,311.6 Houston
98 HCC Insurance Holdings 827 2,279.4 Houston
99 Newfield Exploration 838 2,225.0 Houston
100 Rowan Cos. 840 2,212.7 Houston
101 Patterson-UTI Energy 841 2,209.1 Houston
102 Alliance Data Systems 843 2,199.0 Dallas
103 Dresser-Rand Group 844 2,194.7 Houston
104 Zale 845 2,194.6 Irving
105 Metals USA Holdings 858 2,156.2 Houston
106 Service Corp. International 859 2,155.6 Houston
107 Helix Energy Solutions Group 866 2,148.3 Houston
108 Oceaneering International 901 1,977.4 Houston
109 Men's Wearhouse 905 1,972.4 Houston
110 Key Energy Services 906 1,972.1 Houston
111 Complete Production Services 925 1,898.1 Houston
112 Kinetic Concepts 938 1,877.9 San Antonio
113 Vought Aircraft Industries 964 1,796.6 Irving
114 NCI Building Systems 978 1,764.2 Houston
115 Eagle Rock Energy Partners 988 1,743.3 Houston
116 Cinemark Holdings 989 1,742.3 Plano
117 BMC Software 994 1,731.6 Houston
118 Administaff 997 1,724.4 Kingwood
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,737 Posts
I am supporting a lot of ideas Ron Paul has been throwing out there and what he supports. I think he is the type of guy who has common sense, unlike obama. I just hope voters aren't too hasty in picking who they want to support because of our current shitty president.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
825 Posts
Do you think Perry joined forces with Marty and Doc Brown and took the delorean back to the Paleozoic period to plant prehistoric zooplankton within the future boundaries of Texas, or instead did they just go back and insight the battle of Gonzalez and then later convince President Tylor to annex the republic of Texas with its current borders strategically stradeling one of the worlds greatest oil reserves?

In all seriousness that list and the tally per square mile makes that number 100% inconsequential especially when compared to states like New York or even Massachusetts. Further, I'm pretty sure that 98% of those companies were domiciled with in the state of Texas before Perry was in office and were for the most part all part of the SP1000 at that point anyway.

At the end of the day, the state of Texas's employment numbers are padded by the highest percentage of minimum wage jobs in the nation; further 40% of the jobs created in Texas over the past 2 years have been minimum wage jobs. Yes, this is better than paying out welfare, but it's not exactly fulfillment and proliferation of the American dream.
 

·
New Rider
Joined
·
13,698 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
Donald Trump still might announce, but he is thinking about running as an Independent.

If he is anti Obama, which he obviously is, he will split the anti Obama vote and cause Obama to win.
 

·
New Rider
Joined
·
13,698 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
Election 2012: Generic Presidential Ballot

Election 2012: Generic Republican 48%, Obama 43%

"A generic Republican candidate now holds a five-point advantage over President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 election match-up for the week ending Sunday, August 21.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds the generic Republican earning 48% of the vote, while the president picks up support from 43%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Last week, the GOP candidate held a 48% to 42% edge over the incumbent. This is the seventh week in a row and the 13th week out of 16 since the beginning of May in which the generic Republican has led Obama. In those surveys, the Republican has earned 43% to 48% support, while support for the president has ranged from 41% to 45%.
Rasmussen Reports will provide new data on this generic matchup each week until the field of prospective Republican nominees narrows to a few serious contenders.
Today's job approval index rating of -26 marked the lowest level measured yet for Obama in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll. The previous low was -24 reached yesterday and in September 2010. By way of comparison, President Bush had job approval ratings near the end of his second term in the minus 30s."

Election 2012: Generic Presidential Ballot - Rasmussen Reports
 

·
New Rider
Joined
·
13,698 Posts
Discussion Starter #14
A new poll shows Texas Gov. Rick Perry with a double-digit lead nationally over the current 2012 frontrunner, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

The poll, which will be released Wednesday by Public Policy Polling (PPP), is not being detailed in advance, the New York Post reported. But PPP's Director Tom Jensen confirmed Perry's double-digit advantage to the Post.

rick perry takes lead over romneyIt will be the second poll of Republican primary voters by the Democratically-aligned polling company to show Perry with a lead nationally since the three-term Texas governor entered the contest.

Read more: PPP Poll: Perry Takes Double-Digit Lead Over Romney
 

·
Take Dat Wit CHU!!!!
Joined
·
12,705 Posts
Do you think Perry joined forces with Marty and Doc Brown and took the delorean back to the Paleozoic period to plant prehistoric zooplankton within the future boundaries of Texas, or instead did they just go back and insight the battle of Gonzalez and then later convince President Tylor to annex the republic of Texas with its current borders strategically stradeling one of the worlds greatest oil reserves?

In all seriousness that list and the tally per square mile makes that number 100% inconsequential especially when compared to states like New York or even Massachusetts. Further, I'm pretty sure that 98% of those companies were domiciled with in the state of Texas before Perry was in office and were for the most part all part of the SP1000 at that point anyway.

At the end of the day, the state of Texas's employment numbers are padded by the highest percentage of minimum wage jobs in the nation; further 40% of the jobs created in Texas over the past 2 years have been minimum wage jobs. Yes, this is better than paying out welfare, but it's not exactly fulfillment and proliferation of the American dream.
cost of living in texas is significantly lower and not to mention we have no state taxes. cities like dallas & austin actually have an influx of transplants from all over the US. id bet 1 in 4 people you meet are not locals. in my opinion, it just trickles down (i know..i know...impossible) but i see out of town investors spending lots of money in my line of work... and im reaping the benefits. /texasbias
 

·
New Rider
Joined
·
13,698 Posts
Discussion Starter #16
Wasn't it that Texas had half of the national job growth? I would love to move to Austin.

Sure, jobs are minimum wage, but that is better that welfare.
 

·
Engineer/Realist
Joined
·
4,999 Posts
i think Romney needs to GTFO, you had your chance. stop taking votes.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,699 Posts
how many of those did Perry CREATE?
Doesn't matter.

fortune500 companies CA said:
1 Chevron 3 263,159.0 San Ramon
2 Hewlett-Packard 9 118,364.0 Palo Alto
3 McKesson 15 101,703.0 San Francisco
4 Wells Fargo 41 51,652.0 San Francisco
5 Safeway 50 44,104.0 Pleasanton
6 Cisco Systems 57 39,540.0 San Jose
7 Walt Disney 60 37,843.0 Burbank
8 Intel 61 37,586.0 Santa Clara
9 Ingram Micro 67 34,362.2 Santa Ana
10 Northrop Grumman 69 33,940.0 Los Angeles
11 Apple 71 32,479.0 Cupertino
12 Occidental Petroleum 98 24,480.0 Los Angeles
13 Oracle 113 22,430.0 Redwood City
14 Google 117 21,795.6 Mountain View
15 DirecTV Group 126 19,693.0 El Segundo
16 Health Net 165 15,366.6 Woodland Hills
17 Amgen 168 15,003.0 Thousand Oaks
18 PG&E Corp. 176 14,628.0 San Francisco
19 Gap 178 14,526.0 San Francisco
20 Edison International 184 14,112.0 Rosemead
21 Sun Microsystems 187 13,880.0 Santa Clara
22 Jacobs Engineering Group 241 11,252.2 Pasadena
23 Qualcomm 244 11,142.0 San Diego
24 Sempra Energy 252 10,758.0 San Diego
25 URS 264 10,086.3 San Francisco
26 SAIC 266 10,078.0 San Diego
27 Sanmina-SCI 292 9,004.9 San Jose
28 Reliance Steel & Aluminum 298 8,718.8 Los Angeles
29 eBay 303 8,541.3 San Jose
30 Applied Materials 315 8,129.2 Santa Clara
31 Western Digital 319 8,074.0 Lake Forest
32 Synnex 328 7,768.2 Fremont
33 Dole Food 329 7,732.4 Westlake Village
34 Yahoo 345 7,208.5 Sunnyvale
35 Avery Dennison 376 6,710.4 Pasadena
36 Ross Stores 384 6,486.1 Pleasanton
37 Visa 394 6,263.0 San Francisco
38 First American Corp. 398 6,213.8 Santa Ana
39 Franklin Resources 410 6,032.4 San Mateo
40 Mattel 415 5,918.0 El Segundo
41 Advanced Micro Devices 418 5,881.0 Sunnyvale
42 Symantec 419 5,874.4 Cupertino
43 Agilent Technologies 425 5,774.0 Santa Clara
44 DaVita 433 5,660.2 El Segundo
45 Charles Schwab 440 5,393.0 San Francisco
46 Gilead Sciences 444 5,335.8 Foster City
47 Clorox 452 5,273.0 Oakland
48 AECOM Technology 458 5,216.2 Los Angeles
49 CB Richard Ellis Group 464 5,130.1 Los Angeles
50 Con-way 470 5,036.8 San Mateo
51 Broadcom 495 4,658.1 Irvine
52 Robert Half International 503 4,600.6 Menlo Park
53 Core-Mark Holding 506 4,570.5 South San Francisco
54 Allergan 517 4,403.4 Irvine
55 Levi Strauss 518 4,400.9 San Francisco
56 Live Nation 524 4,327.1 Beverly Hills
57 Unified Grocers 545 4,104.8 Commerce
58 Pacific Life 551 4,023.0 Newport Beach
59 Stater Bros. Holdings 580 3,741.3 San Bernadino
60 Del Monte Foods 582 3,737.4 San Francisco
61 Electronic Arts 590 3,665.0 Redwood City
62 Adobe Systems 601 3,579.9 San Jose
63 Juniper Networks 603 3,572.4 Sunnyvale
64 Nvidia 623 3,424.9 Santa Clara
65 Williams-Sonoma 637 3,361.5 San Francisco
66 SanDisk 640 3,351.4 Milpitas
67 NetApp 647 3,303.2 Sunnyvale
68 Molina Healthcare 673 3,112.4 Long Beach
69 Beckman Coulter 675 3,098.9 Fullerton
70 Intuit 678 3,072.9 Mountain View
71 KB Home 682 3,033.9 Los Angeles
72 Jack in the Box 685 3,001.4 San Diego
73 Activision Blizzard 705 2,898.1 Santa Monica
74 LSI 737 2,677.1 Milpitas
75 Granite Construction 738 2,674.2 Watsonville
76 Quiksilver 745 2,638.8 Huntington Beach
77 Watson Pharmaceuticals 769 2,535.5 Corona
78 Kla-Tencor 774 2,521.7 Milpitas
79 Lam Research 786 2,474.9 Fremont
80 Mercury General 800 2,414.2 Los Angeles
81 Autodesk 818 2,315.2 San Rafael
82 Spansion 826 2,281.9 Sunnyvale
83 Varian Medical Systems 876 2,104.9 Palo Alto
84 Guess 878 2,093.4 Los Angeles
85 Pacer International 882 2,087.7 Concord
86 Maxim Integrated Products 887 2,052.8 Sunnyvale
87 Ryland Group 902 1,976.1 Calabasas
88 Century Aluminum 907 1,970.8 Monterey
89 Leap Wireless International 909 1,958.9 San Diego
90 McClatchy 923 1,900.5 Sacramento
91 Teledyne Technologies 927 1,893.0 Thousand Oaks
92 National Semiconductor 928 1,885.9 Santa Clara
93 Sun Healthcare Group 932 1,883.7 Irvine
94 Xilinx 951 1,841.4 San Jose
95 Cypress Semiconductor 962 1,803.0 San Jose
96 Bio-Rad Laboratories 977 1,764.4 Hercules
97 Public Storage 986 1,745.6 Glendale
98 Fleetwood Enterprises 993 1,736.6 Riverside
Arnold for president.
 

·
FIX MY REP BRAH
Joined
·
105 Posts
1 - 20 of 1107 Posts
Top