Random Items for Monday

I messed up. I had a post for today in queue but miscounted the date. It appeared yesterday instead. Oh, well. Instead, today will be a collection of items I’ve spied recently.


Rasmussen released an interesting poll yesterday. More than 78% of American believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Eighty-one percent believe He was the son of God. Moreover, 85% believe the actually walked the earth.

Today’s the day Christians believe Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead, and 78% of Americans share that belief.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 10% don’t believe Christ rose from the dead, and another 11% are not sure.

Eighty-five percent (85%) also think that the person known to history as Jesus Christ actually walked the earth 2,000 years ago. Six percent (6%) disagree. Eight percent (8%) aren’t sure.

Nearly as many adults (81%) believe that Jesus was the son of God who came to Earth and died for our sins. Ten percent (10%) don’t think that’s true, and nine percent (9%) are not sure.

There is more statistics on the Rasmussen web site. You can read the entire article here.


The state media has been slandering the Tea Party folks calling them racists, Nazis, Red-neck, bible-loving, gun waving, Homophobic, murderous militiamen. It’s all ridiculous as the nation is quite aware. The more the state media spews the Obama and democrat party line, the more they make themselves irrelevant. The Dinosaur Media Death Watch continues. All you need to do is watch the circulation and revenue data at the Editor & Publisher website. The writing is on the wall.

Glenn McCoy, as usual, makes these points quite understandable.


Notes from the Heritage Foundation…

Red Tape Rising

Just three days after President Barack Obama’s health plan was signed into law, AT&T announced that due to an obscure tax change in the bill, the nation’s largest telephone company would take a $1 billion hit to its bottom line this quarter. According to health benefits analysts this tax law modification would shave as much as $14 billion from U.S. corporate profits. While it would have been better had these tax losses been made more public before Congress voted, at least these tax charges are transparent and easily quantifiable enough to get noticed by the American people. Unfortunately the same cannot be said of the hundreds of new regulations that the federal government will enforce as it tries to implement Obama’s redistributionist health agenda.

In addition to the federal government’s explicit taxes and spending, Americans are also burdened with a slew of hidden taxes imposed by an ever-increasing number of regulations. More than 50 agencies have a hand in federal regulatory policy, enforcing more than 150,000 pages of rules. Many of these regulations provide needed benefits. Most Americans would agree on the need for security regulations to protect citizens from terrorist attacks, although the extent and scope of those rules may be subject to debate. But each regulation comes at a cost–a “regulatory tax” imposed on all Americans. According to a 2005 study commissioned by the Small Business Administration, the cost of all regulations then on the books was some $1.1 trillion per year.

And some side-bar notes from today’s Morning Bell…

  • After one week of the White House campaign to sell Obamacare, support for the bill has decreased in the CBS News poll from 48% – 37% against to 53% – 32% against.
  • According to a new Gallup poll of self-proclaimed Tea Party supporters, the age, educational background, employment status, and race of the Tea Party movement is “quite representative of the public at large.”

And in closing, this cartoon from Chuck Asay who reinforces Glenn McCoy’s sentiment with this cartoon.

3 thoughts on “Random Items for Monday

  1. NFO, I'll be attending a Tea Party here in KC on the 15th. It's being called the largest in the Midwest. They organizers have rented an entire baseball stadium. I'd liked to have gone to DC on the 15th, or to the 2A gathering in DC on the 19th but I just can't afford the coins.


    Teri, thanks for dropping by. Join in the discussions, the more the merrier!

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