CBS poll on Obama’s first year in office

I’m trying to head off a torrent of “reply to all” family emails about a CBS poll which shows how Obama gets a failing grade for his first year in office, so I decided to post the link on this blog so folks can weigh in as they seem fit.

A link to the poll can be found by clicking here.

A disclaimer mentions that it is not a scientific poll, demonstrating how CBS can save money by not hiring a polling agency. It also demonstrates the current state of “journalism”

I think I’ll add a poll for myself, not really that hard.

Go ahead, weigh in! I moderate this blog, so be civil.

Paving America with your money

I was happy to see that our state was able to get the relatively cheap $500 signs for our local American Recovery and Reinvestment Act paving project, unlike some of the other states. On my ride to Peterborough, I was greeted with this.


At least half of my ride was smooth sailing.


The signs cost $500 apiece in Maryland and New Hampshire, $1,700 in Georgia, $2,000 in Pennsylvania and New York, and $3,000 per project in New Jersey.

Our Senator Judd Gregg railed on a bit about this on a ABC News Video spot in spite of getting bargain priced signage. Geez!

I love the smell of fresh asphalt in the morning… it smells like “Recovery”.

Please let me do my job!

I received a typical telemarketer call today about a FREE GE wireless security system. I’m guessing the salesperson is located “offshore” because of his accent. I try to be somewhat polite with these calls even though I signed up for the DO_NOT_CALL registry.
He went on about insurance benefits and other features and I came up with a lame excuse about not having any money. Then he suprised me by stating “Please let me do my job!”. Obviously he had mastered his script and was not going to be cut short by someone who wasn’t paying close attention. I must add that I had music playing rather loud over my speakerphone setup. I decided to let him finish. He explained about the wireless features and the great savings with insurance. I even get a coupon to show to my insurance agent. After he was done he explained how his manager would be calling me.

While I waited for his manager, I re-registered on the DO NOT CALL registry which had apparently let me down. After a while I received a call from a guy in Rhode Island who wanted to talk to me. I’m not in the market for a home security system at this time but if you are, I would suggest giving them a call.

Or maybe just call them to chat