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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics!

As Mark Twain said: 'There are three kinds of lies- Lies, Damned Lies and STATISTICS!'


That brings us to the latest Presidential Preference Poll from GALLUP. The poll of American 'Republican Voters' (whatever THAT means!) shows Mitt Romney Leading with 17%, Sarah Palin (who's not even RUNNING) with 15%, Ron Paul with 10%, Gingrich with 9% and Cain with 8%. Yet most stories in the MSM almost WORD-for-WORD say the same thing- 'HERMAN CAIN tied for THIRD!' Huh? I may only have a College edumication, but I'm pretty sure 10% is bigger than 8 or 9%, and third-place is a better showing than fifth place! You should also be suspicious of stories that read like the writer used crib-notes from Media Matters talking points.

There are many criticisms of polling and polls, about their accuracy and sampling sizes being too small. But I disagree on that point. Having worked for years in a field that extensively uses polling and surveys to make business decisions, there is something to be said about 'statistically relevant sampling'. And yes, 971 people (as this poll used) would tend to be a good number- but ONLY IF the sample audience was statistically diverse enough. Therein lies the problem with most polls conducted these days. Most major polls are currently done through land-line phones, skewing the demographic heavily older, less educated and poorer. This method also excludes cell phone users, which eliminates the younger, more educated and more financially successful demographics. Also 'Registered Republicans', 'Likely Republican Voters' and 'Those who voted Republican in the last Pres Election' will skew the sample HEAVILY toward party establishment types, ignoring anyone who may be ELIGIBLE to vote in the GOP primaries or caucuses, but who doesn't fit the categories' definitions. Basically, in polling you get what you pay for. If I paid a pollster who knew I supported Pink Elephant for President, you can bet that 'Pink Elephant' would make a 'statistically significant' showing in the poll!

Bottom line- Polls are only good for telling you what OTHER people think! What SHOULD be important is what YOU think. This isn't about picking the prom queen or class president. It's about the Presidency of The United States of America. Do your OWN research. Listen to arguments pro and con from ALL sides of the political spectrum. Use your critical thinking skills to make an informed decision on what's best for you, personally, and what's best for the country. Don't rely on the Carnival-Barker Pollsters and pundits, who tell you to vote for Candidate XYZ because your neighbor is voting for them. That's how we got the current occupant of the White House. And THAT's not working out too good...

Thaddeus S. Kaczor, Jr.


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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Politics-State | U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter considering a run for president | The Detroit News

Politics-State | U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter considering a run for president | The Detroit News


Thaddeus McCotter would make a great President. He's intelligent, witty, personable and thinks outside the box. Unfortunately, he doesn't play well with the party establishment (Read Big-Money Fundraisers), so they will try to marginalize him until they can't ignore him anymore (Sound familiar?). Let's face it folks, Obama said he'll have One BILLION Dollars raised for his campaign war chest. You don't raise that kind of money without HEAVILY owing someone (or BEING owned). And not like owing Vinnie the Corner Bookie, more like 'owing a favor' to Vito Corleone, (but with a better PR Guy!).

The system, from the FEC, the parties, the media, the election laws and on down are set up to de facto exclude ANYONE who strays too far from the 'Party Line'. And both the Demopublican and the Republicratic parties are HEAVILY indebted to the the Big Banksters, Wall Street, Big Labor and every other K-Street House of Prostitution that buys and sells out the American people on a daily basis (but at a high hourly rate!).

SO what are we to do? Inform yourself. Get involved. Don't vote for the guy you want to have a beer with, or who looks like they should be hosting American Idol. It might be the guy who doesn't even drink beer, or the one who all the media flacks call 'crazy' that just might be the only one who can save this country from what seem to be escalating calamities.

Careful with your 2012 vote... This one's going to be VERY Important!


Thaddeus S. Kaczor, Jr.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Let The Media Smears Against Ron Paul Continue!!!




The more sense Ron Paul makes, the more nonsense the Establishment lapdog media tries to throw at him. If you watch the whole interview (not just the slice-and-dice edits) you will see Ron Paul repudiating the outlandish 'racism' charges that Matthews and others try to slam him with. The irony is that Ron Paul is the ONLY candidate that presents a truly color-blind view of government, and the race-baiters and corporatist-controlled media try to slam him with phony 'racism' charges, so that people of color will dismiss him out of hand- instead of actually researching his ideas on their own. That's because Dr. Paul's common-sense ideas are so foreign to the tortured pseudo ideologies of both the progressive left AND the neo-con right!

Individual liberty and freedom is anathema to the corporatist bankster-controlled and bureaucrat-implemented power structure that this Demopublican/Republicrat duopoly in America uses to divide, conquer and vassalize the American people in neo-feudal technological serfdom. If implemented, Ron Paul's programs and ideas would revitalize our country economically, socially and morally. It's real simple- take responsibility for your own actions, don't infringe on the rights of individuals and allow people to succeed on their own merits. Instead, we get too many who want the government to do all the heavy lifting, and exchange their personal liberty for a false sense of security and a dependency-creating handout. This equally applies to the government-dependent individual AND the corporate-welfare leeches in the Military-Industrial International Bankster Complex. If we cut out ALL government subsidies to both individuals AND mega-corporations, then the average individual, the small and medium business and the truly moral big corporations would all thrive. The only ones who thrive under the present system are those individuals and groups that game the system to their own advantage- living off of the productivity of others while contributing nothing.


Thaddeus S. Kaczor, Jr.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

OPINION: Ron Paul driving Republicans' White House campaign - TheHill.com

OPINION: Ron Paul driving Republicans' White House campaign - TheHill.com


In 1976, the 'experts' and party elites told us that a Peanut farmer from the backwaters of Georgia had no chance to become President. Also in 1976, a former actor saw his hopes for the Presidency dashed when the GOP decided that he was 'washed up', and 'too fringe' to be elected. These same self-appointed 'experts' and party insiders used the same arguments in 1980... and that 'fringe' candidate with 'fringe' views won not only the GOP nomination, but also the Presidency by one of the largest margins in American history.

We now stand on the razor's edge of history. Previous economic, social and political paradigms that once seemed rock-solid are now being swept aside like so many grains of sand in a whirlwind. The American people are tired of being lied to; sick of being used as pawns; angry at being discounted, marginalized and talked down to by 'experts' who have proven their own irrelevant pomposity and inability to forecast their own bowel movements- let alone the political mood and future of the country.

Ron Paul confuses the 'experts' and angers the political establishment precisely for the reasons he appeals to the American electorate: He is consistent in his positions, which are backed by historical truths and concrete. He actually UNDERSTANDS what he says, instead of just skillfully mouthing the words of others or reading off of a teleprompter. Most importantly, he is the epitome of the ANTI-POLITICIAN. He may not be the most polished speaker, but the meaning of what he speaks of rings true, and can stand up to scrutiny.

I, for one, will vote for the one man who can confuse, anger and scare the hell out of those who simply take advantage of our problems. Ron Paul wants to solve those problems, and actually knows how to go about it

Monday, May 2, 2011

LA Times' Andrew Malcom: WH Flacks Cite 'Brave' Obama in USB Raid



Very insightful article, Mr. Malcom! Thank you for not buying into the Kabuki-Theater Propaganda Parade now on display at the White House. Seriously, is there ANYTHING this clutch of political hacks will NOT exploit for political purposes? I feel so much safer knowing ideologues like Leon Panetta and just plain blithering idiots like John Brennan are now in charge of U.S. Intelligence! I'm sure the bravest thing President Obama did over the weekend was to say 'uh... Yeah.' When presented this plan as a fait accompli. SItting around and watching a video feed, no matter what the operation, does NOT constitute 'bravery'. As for the gutsy call, when has BHO in the last two years either deviated from the Bush/CHeney script, or else made an intelligent and independent decision in time to achieve anything?

The myth of this President's 'Intelligence' and 'eloquence' has rapidly unravelled with every misstep, missed opportunity and mistake. THe guy seems to be on autopilot most of the time, and seems to delgate every decision to aides, Congress or another 'Commission' or 'Panel'. The one thing he ISquick to do is jump in and take credit for the work of others, after he has failed to provide any leadership or direction. Two more years of this hyper-political drift in the WH and we are going to be in even worse shape than we are now, even if the WH and their flacks in the media continue to insist that the Emperor INDEED has new clothes- instead of the empty invisible suit that any clear-thinking American can plainly see.