Toomey Leads Sestak in Pennsylvania

Franklin and Marshall poll shows incumbent Republican Senator Pat Toomey leading Democrat Joe Sestak.

Pat Toomey (R) 41%
Joe Sestak (D) 29%

Ugly Day on Wall Street

Trump, Carson All Tied Up

A recent Monmouth University poll from Iowa has Trump and Carson tied. 

Donald Trump 23%
Ben Carson 23%
Carly Fiorina 10%
Ted Cruz 9%
Scott Walker 7%
Jeb Bush 5%
Marco Rubio 4%
John Kasich 4%
Rand Paul 3%
Mike Huckabee 2%
Rick Santorum 2%
Chris Christie 1%
Bobby Jindal 1%
Rick Perry 1%
Jim Gilmore 0%
Lindsey Graham 0%
George Pataki 0%

August 20, 2015

Hundreds of Government Officials Has Ashley Madison Log Ins 

From The Hill 
The officials included several assistant U.S. attorneys, a prominent information technology administration in the White House, a Justice Department trial attorney and at least two Department of Homeland Security employees, one who worked in the agency's hacking division and another who focused on counter-terrorism.

FBI Investigates PA AG

The FBI has opened up an investigation of embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. As reported in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette 
Investigators have also sought information about a trip Kane and several aides took to Haiti last year, and how it was paid for, according to the sources.
Hillary tops Walker by TEN in his own HOME STATE 

Hillary Clinton leads current Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker by 10 points in a match up for 2016. According to a Marquette University Law School poll Hillary Clinton leads Scott Walker 52-42 in a general election in Walker's home state.

Feingold up against Johnson 

Former Senator Russ Feingold take a lead in early polling for the Wisconsin Senate raceFrom a Marquette Law School Poll.

Russ Feingold (D) 47%
Ron Johnson (R-inc) 42%

Fewer Americans Have More Guns... And Other Disturbing Trends

This is a disturbing chart from The Economist.

This chart is showing the disturbing trend of more guns (3X more to be exact) in fewer homes in a matter of 20 years.

As The Economist notes:

In 2007 the Small Arms Survey estimated that 270 million guns were in the hands of American civilians, or 0.9 per person. That number has almost surely risen since. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives publishes annual data on how many guns are manufactured and (legally) imported in the United States. Their figures suggest a sharp increase in gun sales since Barack Obama was elected president. In 2013 about 16 million new guns entered circulation, FBI background checks corroborate this trend.
You read that correctly, almost one gun per person in the United States. And what are all these people doing with these guns... Well to name a few:

Gun related suicides accounted for 64% of all gun deaths in 2012 
African Americans are twice as likely to be killed by guns than whites
Mass shootings has tripled since 2011  

Of course this obviously comes with a price of lost lives, but this also comes to a cost to society, particularly tax payers. About $8.6 billion dollars a year is spent on emergency responses. And with more guns this cost is only going to increase. In California, the direct costs of hospital use for firearm assault injuries alone was estimated at $87.4 million in 2010.  65% of these costs were borne by taxpayers. 


In what can only be described as the complete implosion of the modern Republican Party the first post debate poll has Donald Trump holding a commanding lead.

Trump is not only leading in the polls he has taken a commanding lead. According to a poll from Morning Consult the Republican front runner leads the pack of 16 other candidates.

And it gets worse the poll has Trump demolishing Jeb Bush, the presumptive front runner.

Baltimore Police Out in Riot Gear

On the anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown in another city that dominated news over it's own police involved death Baltimore are responding to an incident in riot gear.

It is unclear what precipitated the incident or who if anyone has been arrested.

Do You Live Near A Meth Lab?

It seems Walter White's entrepreneurship in Breaking Bad is spurring a renaissance in the art of meth cooking. This led CNN to ask the hard hitting question; do you live near a meth lab? 

If you live in the Midwest or southeast of the United States (or basically within driving distance of any major city) the answer is probably yes.

While Water White and Jesse Pinkman were busy cornering the marketing in the American Southwest it seems they were missing out on a gold mind in the Midwest. The problem is so bad that meth labs are popping up everywhere. Even Mississippi legislature had to pass tougher laws to reign in a problem that superseded even powder and crack cocaine 

Despite recent attempts by the DEA and states to beat the problem back it seems the meth belt is here to stay. 

Trump Once Wished "Haters and Losers" Best Wishes on 9/11

Donald Trump Is Never Wrong And You Are A Loser

Donald Trump is never wrong and he probably thinks you are a loser. This is the magic of the Trump machine. Everything he says is correct, nothing he does is out of line, and everyone he insults is a loser.

It is this set of beliefs that allow Trump to surge in the polls. The same Republican party who booed gay veterans, and cheered the dying uninsured now loves that Donald Trump thinks Charles Krauthammer is "over rated",  Megyn Kelly is a mess, and even Erick Erickson is a "total loser" in what can only be describe as the single greatest press release ever released by a Presidential candidate in all of US history.

This is the magic of Donald Trump. He needs to raise no money, there are even conspiracies that he is not even really running for President, so who cares what bridges (or losers) he burns along the way.

Even haters and losers on 9/11

But really the list is endless