Let’s start today’s Poll Roundup (Note: Not a regular feature) with CNN:

Donald Trump is now tied with Mike Huckabee for first place when Republicans are asked who they support for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, according to a new national poll.

Trump is not running, and Huckabee doesn’t seem to be. Next!

Public Policy Polling:

PPP’s newest national poll finds that after a little more than 3 months in charge House Republicans have fallen so far out of favor with the American public that it’s entirely possible Democrats could take control of the House back next year.

43% of voters think that House Republicans are doing a worse job now than the Democrats did, compared to only 36% who think the GOP has brought an improvement.

It’s quite an early call. Things change. For one thing, the economy had yet to go tits up in April 2007.

And, well, there’s NBC:

Of course, it’s a cliché that Republican presidents play to their base, while Democratic presidents often alienate it. But as our recent NBC/WSJ poll suggests, there’s a reason why this happens: Only 21% identify themselves as liberal (either very liberal or somewhat liberal), compared with 37% who say they are conservative (very conservative or somewhat conservative); 40% say they’re moderate.

Of course, national elections always come down to a 45-45 split, with 10 percent up for grabs. Which is why Barack Obama squats on the (perceived) middle, and fuck you for caring.

And besides, it’s between you and slavery cheerleaders, says CNN:

In the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll released Tuesday, roughly one in four Americans said they sympathize more with the Confederacy than the Union, a figure that rises to nearly four in ten among white Southerners.

Happy Fort Sumter Day, everybody!


Noje, darling, cupcake, you need to rest. Seriously. Were I with you I would turn off the iPad, fix you cocoa with bourbon and wrap you in a snuggie bankie. We would watch Judge Judy and share Elaine Paige’s new album. I would let you soak in a nice hot bath, fragrant with juniper, towel you dry, put you in your jammies, (maybe smack bottie a little just for the hell of it) tuck you up in bed, kiss your forehead, make sure nothing is going on down below, and turn out the lights.

You don’t need to torture yourself like this. That’s what we’re here for.

@Benedick is not as stupid as he looks.: I am resting. You should see what I’ve been putting off all day.

@Benedick is not as stupid as he looks.: No, more like this:

SELECT shipments.month, cellars.* FROM shipments LEFT JOIN cellars ON cellars.shipment_id = shipments.id WHERE cellars.account_id = $id;

SELECT baskets.*, cellars.subcode FROM baskets LEFT JOIN cellars ON cellars.shipment_id = baskets.shipment_id WHERE cellars.account_id = $id AND baskets.id = $thisbasket;

Of course, this is presuming that I’ve populated the db with enough sample data to make the selections relevant in order to list items separately and allow individual ajax ratings, and—

Hey, where’d you go?

@Benedick is not as stupid as he looks.: “Cocoa with bourbon?” Mmmm, probably not for me. Stinquers – react!

@nojo: Darling. Let’s slip on the London Phantom. I’ll feed you popcorn calamari. We don’t deserve you.

@redmanlaw: You prefer gin?

@nojo: PS. You try to work out how to motivate the opening number and what it should be. It is musical death.


You’re still writing plain SQL? To paraphrase Nathan Explosion, “will somebody please tell this hamster what year it is?” ;)

@al2o3cr: Some projects are too esoteric to fit in frameworks. This is one of them.

ADD: Massive Left Joins R Us.

@Benedick is not as stupid as he looks.: I guess I’m not a cocoa + alcohol guy except for Bailey’s or something like that.

@redmanlaw: The best is Baileys mint chocolate. Mmm.

@redmanlaw: @mellbell: I’d have to say cocoa, for me, calls for a liqueur rather than the hard stuff. Kahlua, for preference.

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