Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Primary Schedule:  Thu 1/3 Iowa (Huckabee), Sat 1/5 Wyoming (Romney), Tue 1/8 New Hampshire (McCain), AND Tue 1/15 Michigan, Sat 1/19 Nevada-South Carolina, Tue 1/29 Florida, Fri 2/1 Maine, Super Tuesday 2/5 California and 19 other states. (* Since 1980, no Republican has won the nomination without winning South Carolina.)
RCP National:            McCain 30%, Huck 19.8% , Rudy 13.4% , Mitt 13%, Fred 8.6%, Ron 3.6%. 
                                                Hillary 43%, Obama 32.6%.
RCP Michigan:            Mitt 29%, McCain 26.3%, Huck 16.3%, Ron 5.8%, Fred 5%, Rudy 4.2%.  [Huck not campaigning]
                                                Hillary 54%, Uncommitted 30.5%. [Obama not campaigning]
RCP Nevada:            McCain 22%, Rudy 18%, Huck 16%, Mitt 15%, Fred 11%, Ron 6%.
                                                Obama 32%, Hillary 30%, Edwards 27%.
RCP SC:                                    Huck 26.5%, McCain 22.8%, Mitt 16.8%, Fred 10.3%, Rudy 6.8%, and Ron 5%. 
                                                Obama 42.7%, Hillary 32%, Edwards 16%.
RCP Florida:                        McCain 21.3%, Rudy 21.3%, Huck 18.3%, Mitt 17%, Fred 8.8%, and Ron 4.8%. 
                                                Hillary 49%, Obama 27.5%, Edwards 11.5%.
RCP California:            McCain 21.7%, Rudy 19%, Mitt 14.7%, Huck 14.7%, Fred 7%, and Ron 5%.
                                                Hillary 44.3%, Obama 29.3%, Edwards 11%.
Voter Registration:  To vote in the February 5 Presidential Primary you must register by January 22, 2008.  To vote in the June 3 Direct Primary you must be registered by May 19, 2008.  To vote November 4 in the General Election, you must register by October 20, 2008.
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(:43) John McCain gets booed in Michigan over illegal immigration.
(:21) Huckabee, on same sex marriage and a Federal Marriage Amendment.  "I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution.  But, I believe it's a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the Word of the Living God, and that's what we need to do is to amend the Constitution so it's in God's standards rather than try to change God's standard so it lines up with some contemporary view of how we treat each other and how we treat the family."
400-408Richard Land, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission ( of the Southern Baptist Convention, analyzes the primaries.  His latest is The Divided States of America: What Liberals and Conservatives Are Missing in the God-and-Country Shouting Match.
413-423Richard Land. 
428-437Robert Spencer, founder of Jihad Watch ( and author of The Truth About Mohammad: Founder of the World's Most Intolerant Religion, on Bush's trip to the Middle East.
443-452 – • Fox News, Report: California Considers Welfare Drug-Screening Law Proposed by Disabled Teen.  R. J. Field, a sophomore at Jurupa Valley High School with spastic triplegic cerebral palsy, won Assemblyman John J. Benoit's "There Ought to Be a Law" contest with a 500-word essay about his own life — born at 2 pounds, 2 ounces with traces of heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine and alcohol in his body, the paper reports.  RJ will personally introduce "RJ's Law" on the Assembly floor.
458-508Should people be required to pass a drug test in order to receive welfare?
512-523Should people be required to pass a drug test in order to receive welfare?  The homeless on GR (General Relief) must already pass a drug interview, but not those on CALWR (sp?).
528-539 – • AP, Dozens in Texas Town Report Seeing UFO.  200 UFO sightings are reported monthly.  34% of Americans believe in UFO's, 63% don't.  14% claim to have personally witnessed a UFO.  Military bases deny any fighter jets in the area, despite eyewitnesses who claimed the "mile long, half-mile wide, low-flying metallic object" was chased by fighter jets.
544-554Do you believe in UFO's?  Have you ever seen one?  I've got fundamental theological and scientific problems with the whole idea.  Were they created or a product of natural evolution?  As fallen moral beings, how were they redeemed?  What is there purpose for visiting us?  Why is there no verifiable trace evidence?  How can they travel such gargantuan distances?
558-608Do you believe in UFO's?  Have you ever seen one?
612-623Do you believe in UFO's?  Have you ever seen one?
628-639Do you believe in UFO's?  Have you ever seen one?
644-655Chris Hall, lead pastor at Catalyst Ventura Church (, tells us about some of the unusual ways his church has tried in order to reach out to the community, including handing out shot glasses in bars.
•, Quiet installation of cameras in Newton schools sparks debate.  Do you support surveillance cameras in public schools?