‘This is horrifying': Frank Luntz shares YouGov favorability ratings [correction appended]

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Originally posted on Twitchy:

Correction: The title of this post has been changed to reflect that the polling data cited comes from a YouGov poll and not Frank Luntz’ organization. Text within the post stating that the data was from a Frank Luntz poll has also been corrected to cite the correct source of the information. The original title of this post was “‘This is horrifying': Pollster Frank Luntz releases latest favorability ratings.”

Twitchy apologizes to Mr. Luntz and our readers for the inaccuracy.

Frank Luntz shared polling data from YouGov showing favorability numbers for some likely 2016 candidates, and it’s not pretty.

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‘It’s inexcusable’! Fed-up citizen details her ‘Obamacare nightmare’

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Originally posted on Twitchy:

It may not be dominating the news these days, but rest assured: Obamacare still sucks as much as ever.

Here’s today’s reminder, courtesy of tweeter Brittany Cover:

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It started with Obama advising ISIS to ‘pin notes on [hostages] chests.’ It ended with this brutal mockery

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Originally posted on Twitchy:

No, really. That actually happened.

The shake fisty is strong with this one. That’s right: President Obama pretended he was an “adviser to ISIS” and his big plan was for terrorists to pin notes on the chests of hostages. NOTES. On chests.

The mockery was swift and spectacular. Hey, we have to laugh so as to avoid curling up in the fetal position while weeping.

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5 Reasons Why Bugging IN is Smart


From The Survival Mom Blog

I have seen many articles and posts about bugging out should some major disaster happen. These writers go on and on about having Bug Out Bags (BOBs) and heading to their Bug Out Location (BOL) to hide away until it is safe. I can imagine several reasons why having a bug out plan is a good idea but honestly, it should be a last resort.

If your immediate home is not threatened, staying put and “bugging in” should be the first option for several reasons. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide whether or not to hunker down or Bug Out, but consider the following reasons for staying in, at least at first.

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If you think you are the only one baffled by Obama’s speech, you aren’t. Consensus: ‘WTF?’

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Originally posted on Twitchy:

Well, the best part of Obama’s speech on Wednesday night seemed to be the weird echo. The speech itself? A hot mess.

Yep. Baffled by the befuddled idiocy? You aren’t alone.

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Favorite Spots to Hang Out in Salem, Oregon

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Originally posted on Intentional Travelers:

This is our third post in the series “Rediscovering Salem.” Since returning from Peace Corps, we’ve been using Salem and Portland as our home bases between travels. The Rediscovering Salem series is my way of looking at my hometown from a tourist’s perspective and sharing the best places on the blog. My goal is to cover both the classic Salem spots that I remember as well as new or up-and-coming places that have brought more character to the area since I moved away.

Read more from the Rediscovering Salem series here: 
3 Fantastic Day Trips from Salem and 5 Favorite Places to Run (or Walk) in Salem

Broadway Coffeehouse

Broadway Coffeehouse - Salem, Oregon | Intentional Travelers

As soon as we landed back in Oregon, I started hearing talk about the Broadway Coffeehouse. Being a digital nomad and someone who loves to work in bright, open spaces, I made a point to check it out right away. It quickly became a…

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News of Chick-fil-A founder’s death brings out the hate

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Originally posted on Twitchy:

As Twitchy reported earlier, the founder of Chick-fil-A has died at age 93. And as expected, things got ugly quickly:


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Bette Midler thrilled Calif. ‘JUST BANNED PLASTIC BAGS!!’ One detail overlooked…

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These meaningless bag bans do almost nothing to protect wildlife, reduce litter or any of the other myriad bogus claims and theatrics used by anti-choice advocates try to persuade the gullible.

Originally posted on Twitchy:

California has banned plastic bags? Count singer, actress and climate change alarmist Bette Midler among the giddy.

Not to remove any of the wind from beneath Midler’s wings, but her celebration is, for now, premature:

It’s not quite there:

The bill could sit on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk for a while:

The measure could be politically difficult for Brown, a longtime champion of environmental causes but a relatively moderate Democrat, especially on issues of concern to business.
The plastic bag ban is one of hundreds of bills the governor will act on in coming weeks. His office typically does not comment on pending legislation, and it declined to comment Friday on the bag…

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18 Struggles Of Having An Outgoing Personality But Actually Being Introverted

Originally posted on Introversion Effect:

Like many categorizing systems, the separatist thinking behind them attempts to firmly place us in one container or another.  The flaw in these types of systems is that they don’t always take into account the middle areas of the spectrum.  And any systems is just that: a spectrum.  I’ve long stated with unequivocal certainty that I’m introverted.  My friends, however, look at me askance, because I’m actually very fun-loving and outgoing when I need to be.  So on that introvert/extravert spectrum, I fall somewhere to the introverted side, but exhibit limited extroverted tendencies.  Here is an article found online that I have updated to reflect this spectrumized system.

1. You’re not anti-social, you’re selectively social.

2. At any given point, you have one (maybe two) best friends who are your entire life. You’re not a “group of friends” person. You can’t keep up with all that.

3. Social gatherings…

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