Monday, August 2, 2010

Monday's musings

That's unfair! Dept---
An anti-abortion protester gets arrested in Chicago for supposedly protesting too close to another person---but it was the other person who approached him:
"A Chicago man says he's fighting charges of disorderly conduct for simply standing on a public sidewalk and praying. Joseph Holland, a 25-year-old graduate student at Northwestern University, says he was standing still praying the rosary outside a Planned Parenthood facility in downtown Chicago July 3 when police arrested him for violating the city's new "Bubble Zone" ordinance. The law, passed in October, states that a person cannot approach within 8 feet of another person without consent "for the purpose of passing a leaflet or handbill to, displaying a sign to, or engaging in oral protest, education or counseling" within 50 feet from any health care facility...."I was just standing by the building praying the rosary and one of the Planned Parenthood volunteers came up to me and started yelling at me that I needed to move 8 feet away, but the thing is I didn't actually approach anyone; I was just standing by the building and the building doesn't actually have a bubble," Holland told"

Something tells me Mr. Holland has a good chance to win this one.

Meanwhile, this can't give the Obama administration good vibes:

"Georgia's most prominent Democrat will be nowhere near Barack Obama when the president comes to Atlanta on Monday. Former Gov. Roy Barnes' campaign said it was simply a matter of conflicting schedules as Barnes tries to catch the attention of voters more than 100 miles away in southern Georgia and ultimately win his old job back."

Yes, right, I'm sure that's all it is. You ever see a candidate for office unable to adjust his schedule to get a photo op with a popular president???
Always watch candidates for office and what they do--they know the polls better than anyone.

Other polling news:
Democratic congressman Heath Shuler of North Carolina appears to be in some trouble. He's only at 45% and leads his opponent by just 1 point.

In Kentucky, Rand Paul still leads by a solid 8 points in the senate race there.

In Wisconsin, Democratic Senator Russ Feingold remains in trouble. He trails his challenger by 2 points.

In the Pennsylvania senate race, Republican Pat Toomey retains a nice lead over Joe Sestak.

So there's plenty of good news for Republicans and conservatives. Only bad news: I'd like to see Marco Rubio doing better in the Florida senate race with Charlie Crist.