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Open Thread Saturday

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Watching Donald Trump whining about the size of the Inauguration crowd size in the face of the clearly much larger crowds that showed up in Washington DC (never mind the large crowds elsewhere) while standing in front of the Memorial Wall at the CIA is just cringe-worthy….

Still fascinating to me the members of the Republican Party has completely sold its soul to blindly support this guy no matter what he does…and we are only one day into this fiasco….

On the flip side for the Democrats, the problem for them is showing up in January reminds everyone they didn’t show up in November when it would have actually mattered….

UPDATE: The Sean Spicer Press Statement and the Iraqi Information Minister…which is which?


Trump Under 50% Approval in Two National Polls

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Two polls out this morning show Donald Trump entering office with abysmal favorable and transition approval ratings. They come from ABC News/Washington Post and CNN/ORC.

PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP FAVORABLE RATING (ABC/WaPo)
Favorable 40%
Unfavorable 54%

PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP TRANSITION APPROVAL (ABC/WaPo)
Approve 40%
Disapprove 545

PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP FAVORABLE RATING (CNN/ORC)
Favorable 44%
Unfavorable 53%

PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP TRANSITION APPROVAL (CNN/ORC)
Approve 40%
Disapprove 52%

Both polls were done January 12-15 among about 1000 adults. I was going to also state that it probably would not be long before Trump screaming about the election polls being wrong and sure enough, twelve minutes before I post this, Trump sent out this Tweet.

It is going to be a wild four years….

Gillespie Leads Dems in VA Gov Race

Monday, January 16th, 2017

On Friday, Mason-Dixon polling released a new poll for the gubernatorial race in Virginia and it shows the Republicans’ best bet is to nominate Ed Gillespie as their nominee.

GOVERNOR – VIRGINIA (Mason-Dixon)
Ed Gillespie (R) 44%
Ralph Northam (D) 41%

Ed Gillespie (R) 45%
Tom Perriello (D) 36%

Ralph Northam (D) 45%
Corey Stewart (R) 37%

Tom Perriello (D) 40%
Corey Stewart (R) 38%

This poll was done January 5-10 among 625 registered voters.

Open Thread Wednesday

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

I figured today’s Donald Trump press conference was worth a new thread….

Hogan Hits Absurd 74% Job Approval Rating in MD

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

The man that I wrote in for President has reached a ridiculous new high in his job approval rating in the state of Maryland. Our REPUBLICAN Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, is up to a 74% job approval rating according to a new poll from Gonzales Research.

MARYLAND GOVERNOR LARRY HOGAN (R) – JOB APPROVAL (Gonzales)
Approve 74%
Disapprove 15%

What is fascinating is even Democrats give Hogan a 66% positive job approval rating, which is higher than the 56% favorable number Republicans in Maryland give to Donald Trump! This could be a big reason you are hearing almost no prominent Democrats even hinting at running for Governor in Maryland even though we are now officially into the mid-term election cycle and Democrats outnumber Republicans by over 2-1 in the state.

This poll was done December 14-January 2 among 823 registered voters.

Happy New Year!

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

A clean thread for the new year….

2016 Week 17 NFL Picks

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

Before we get to the final picks of the NFL season, here is how I did last week with my picks.

2016 WEEK 16 WINNING PICKS
New England beat NY Jets
Green Bay beat Minnesota
Washington beat Chicago
Oakland beat Indianapolis
New Orleans beat Tampa Bay
Houston beat Cincinnati
Kansas City beat Denver
Dallas beat Detroit

2016 WEEK 16 LOSING PICKS
N.Y. Giants lost to Philadelphia
Buffalo lost Miami
Tennessee lost to Jacksonville
San Diego lost to Cleveland
Carolina lost to Atlanta
L.A. Rams lost to San Francisco
Seattle lost to Arizona
Baltimore lost to Pittsburgh

A rather pedestrian 8-8 week dropped me out of first place among the so-called experts at ESPN with only one week to go.

SO-CALLED ESPN EXPERTS
KC Joyner 153-87
ME 151-89
Mike Golic 151-89
Matt Bowen 150-90
Kevin Seifert 149-91
Adam Caplan 148-92
Dan Graziano 148-92
Merrill Hoge 146-94
Seth Wickersham 145-95
Ron Jaworski 145-95

Now without further ado, my picks for the final week of the 2016 NFL season in my bid to retake the top spot.

2016 WEEK 17 NFL PICKS
Chicago at Minnesota 1:00 pm FOX
Jacksonville at Indianapolis 1:00 pm CBS
Dallas at Philadelphia 1:00 pm FOX
New England at Miami 1:00 pm CBS
Buffalo at N.Y. Jets 1:00 pm CBS
Carolina at Tampa Bay 1:00 pm FOX
Houston at Tennessee 1:00 pm CBS
Baltimore at Cincinnati 1:00 pm CBS
Cleveland at Pittsburgh 1:00 pm CBS
New Orleans at Atlanta 4:25 pm FOX
N.Y. Giants at Washington 4:25 pm FOX
Kansas City at San Diego 4:25 pm CBS
Oakland at Denver 4:25 pm CBS
Seattle at San Francisco 4:25 pm FOX
Arizona at L.A. Rams 4:25 pm FOX
Green Bay at Detroit 8:30 pm NBC

The great thing about the Ravens are already being eliminated is there is nothing really to watch for today…

Trump Holds Positive Favorable Rating

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Donald Trump will be starting the post-Christmas period ahead of his inauguration with a positive favorable rating, at least according to the gang at Rasmussen Reports.

PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP – FAVORABLE RATING
Favorable 51%
Unfavorable 47%

This poll was done December 22nd among 1000 likely voters.

2016 Week 16 NFL Picks

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

Before we get to this week’s picks, a quick look at how I did last week.

2016 WEEK 15 WINNING PICKS
Seattle beat LA Rams
Miami beat N.Y. Jets
Green Bay beat Chicago
Atlanta beat San Francisco
New England beat Denver
Oakland beat San Diego
Dallas beat Tampa Bay
N.Y. Giants beat Detroit
Buffalo beat Cleveland
Baltimore beat Philadelphia
Houston beat Jacksonville
Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati

2016 WEEK 15 LOSING PICKS
Kansas City lost to Tennessee
Minnesota lot to Indianapolis
Washington lost to Carolina
Arizona lost to New Orleans

A 12-4 record keeps me tied for first among the so-called experts at ESPN.

SO-CALLED ESPN EXPERTS
ME 143-81
KC Joyner 143-81
Kevin Seifert 141-83
Mike Golic 141-83
Matt Bowen 141-83
Dan Graziano 140-84
Merrill Hoge 138-86
Seth Wickersham 137-87
Adam Caplan 137-87
Ron Jaworski 134-90

Now without further ado, The Hedgehog Report picks for Week 16 of the 2016 NFL season.

2016 WEEK 16 NFL PICKS
N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia
Miami at Buffalo
N.Y. Jets at New England
Tennessee at Jacksonville
Minnesota at Green Bay
San Diego at Cleveland
Washington at Chicago
Atlanta at Carolina
Indianapolis at Oakland
San Francisco at L.A. Rams
Arizona at Seattle
Tampa Bay at New Orleans
Cincinnati at Houston
Baltimore at Pittsburgh
Denver at Kansas City
Detroit at Dallas

Saturday Football for most, but Ravens-Steelers on Christmas Day…can’t beat that!

Open Thread Thursday!

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Saw Santa…we have entered that period where polling is going to be hard to come by….