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Thursday, December 29, 2016

More Americans admire Trump than Hillary

Gallup asked Americans to name the man and the woman they most admire.

15% picked Donald Trump as the man they admire most.

12% picked Hillary Clinton as the woman they admire most.

Barack Obama won the male category for the ninth consecutive time, this time with 22%. Last year, he beat Trump 17% to 5%.

Hillary won first-place among women for the 21st time in her 25 years on the national scene. This was her 15th consecutive win.

Sadly, that resulted in zero Electoral College votes. Again.

Michelle Obama was second with 8%, her best showing ever. Nevertheless, she became the first First Lady to fail to win this even once in her eight-year reign.

Indeed, Sarah Palin beat her for second place (to Hillary) in 2009, 15% to 7% and in 2010, 12% to 5%.

Billy Graham made the Top Ten for the 60th time, finishing fifth at 1%.

The pope was third at 5%.

Gallup noted: "Trump has finished in the top 10 five prior times -- in 1988, 1989, 1990, 2011 and 2015."

Overnight success, right?

The man I admire most is Edwin Encarnacion. The Indians signed him to a three-year contract, and two days later the Browns got their first win of the season. Now those are immediate results you don't see every day.

The woman I admire most is my Mom.


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  1. Considering all the harassment Gallup suffered at the hands of the Choom Gang, I question the numbers for Pissy, Mooch, and the Beast.

  2. I doubt that The Donald will be all broke up at losing to Social Justice Worrier Obama.

    What was it Transvision Vamp sang?

    "You don't have to say you love me,
    Cos honey, I don't care."

  3. I don't follow sports much, but how does the Indians signing a guy result in a win for the Browns?
    Another story about my Dad: We were at a remote mission station where a hospital and school system had been built by the missionaries we worked with. Even had a nursing school. It was only 54 miles away from where we lived but it took 2 1/2 hours to get there because much of the roads were cow paths and you had to cross a couple of river beds (impossible in a heavy rainy season). A bunch of the missionary docs had gotten together and were fooling with a short wave radio. He asked them what they were up to and they said they were trying to listen to the world series. His reply:"I didn't know they were going to do that again this year."

    1. Encarnacion's power on the Browns is the same as when Mississippi State wins a football game when I sit with my right foot under the left leg while wearing my maroon hat.

    2. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

  4. "Michelle Obama was second with 8%, her best showing ever. Nevertheless, she became the first First Lady to fail to win this even once in her eight-year reign." Another historic first for the ObaMao Administration!!!
    P.S.: Don----It's Edwin Encarnacion. I only knew that because I used to live on an Encarnacion St. in California.

  5. "Is it a game or is it real, Barry?"

    Scarcely a day goes by without Obama seeking a new way to leave America in a mess for the incoming administration. Will he stop at nothing?

    (Reuters) - "President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats and sanctioned Russian intelligence officials who Washington believes were involved in hacking U.S. political groups in the 2016 presidential election.

    The measures, taken during the last days of Obama's presidency, mark a new low in U.S.-Russian relations."

  6. Well, you know what they say: Stupid is as stupid does.