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Santorum Leads Romney by 1% in Gallup Poll

A somewhat slow days of polling, but we do have some dramatic movement towards Mitt Romney in the latest tracking poll from Gallup as he closed what was a 6 percentage-point gap only yesterday down to a single percentage point today.

PRESIDENT – NATIONAL – GOP PRIMARY (Gallup Tracking)
Rick Santorum 31%
Mitt Romney 30%
Newt Gingrich 16%
Ron Paul 11%

This edition of the poll was done February 20-24. Not much else too exciting in the polling world on this Saturday….

Posted by Dave at 6:50 pm
Filed under: General | Comments (210)

210 Responses to “Santorum Leads Romney by 1% in Gallup Poll”

  1. dylan says:

    Gallup polls are meaningless. Santorum surge is clearly continuing unabated.

  2. Archibald Cunningham (R) says:

    Santy is sinking like a stone-built Protestant Church on the river Styx!

  3. GremlinBoy says:

    Isn’t this Gallup tracking poll covering three days? The Gallup site says Feb. 22-24. I think they only track within a 3-day period, not 5.

  4. Ayatollah_Rick says:

    O.o
    That’s bad news bears for Ayatollah.

  5. mnw says:

    “dingle” is Chek, right?

    I like the fact that Chek has been too ashamed to post under her original screen name for a long time.

    Can’t take the heat, huh, I Am A Beautiful?

  6. NewtChickenHawk says:

    Santo is supposedly a supporter of Opus Dei, which opposes the reformation movement and wants to turn back te clock on Protestanism. Does Santo consider Martin Luther a heretic?

    Why does Fox keep saying he is the Evangelical candidate?

  7. Bitterlaw says:

    Chek is a gutless coward. Even Maxwell didn’t change names before he left.

  8. Ayatollah_Rick says:

    Oops changed names

  9. Bitterlaw says:

    Maybe some Eangelicals (I said some, not many, most or all) hate Mormons more than Catholics.

  10. Bitterlaw says:

    Show yourself, pathetic Cheksux. Sad, pathetic abortion-loving amnesty whores should have the courage of their convictions.

  11. Brandon says:

    The Obama tracker is three days, the GOP one is five days.

  12. mnw says:

    The name may change, but the illogic never does.

  13. mnw says:

    Two back-to-back shootout wins on the road for your St. Louis Blues, eh?

  14. Wobbles says:

    I think PPP will have the trend setting polling & Michigan. I am for Romney, but a bit worried.

  15. bio mom says:

    Papp??? Wrong again and again.

  16. Bitterlaw says:

    Mnw – I admit that I am not a huge hockey fan but I do watch it. The shootout is a joke. They should play sudden death until a team wins.

  17. lisab says:

    “I’m actually a Rubiobot, followed by a Jebbot, and then a Christiebot.

    Comment by Robbie ”

    and i am a cowboy

  18. GremlinBoy says:

    Is PPP information coming yet this evening?

  19. Robbie says:

    It’s so humerous to read the Mittbots claim Romney is suffering because of anti-Mormonism, but they in turn attack Santorum as Pope Ricky or attack him for possibly supporting Opus Dei. Pot meet kettle.

    If the Mittbots really want to understand the problems Willard faces, just read the 7 reason why his electability is a myth by John Hawkins. I completely agree with six of the reasons, but I totally reject the idea Mitt is a victim of Mormon discrimination.

  20. Robbie says:

    and i am a cowboy

    Comment by lisab — February 25, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

    Cool. Do you wear a ten gallon hat and spurs?

  21. mnw says:

    The shootout is an acquired taste. I like it.

    You get building tension!

    1) Regulation tie;

    2) A 5-minute, 4-on-4 overtime tie;

    3) A three-shot per team shootout;

    4) A sudden death shootout!

    What’s not to like?

    This formula keeps the matches from going on forever (like a 15-inning BB game that ends at 1:30 am). And if they get to the sudden death shootout, it’s like a “one-hand wins all” poker finale.

  22. lisab says:

    “I like the fact that Chek has been too ashamed to post under her original screen name for a long time.”

    she obviously cannot openly support santorum with his pro-life stances

  23. lisab says:

    “Chek is a gutless coward. Even Maxwell didn’t change names before he left.”

    chek has at least a half dozen names\

    perhaps even robbie

  24. Robottie says:

    The better things go for Mitt the angrier and more unhinged “Romney supporter” “Republican” Robbie gets

    I wonder why?

  25. Robottie says:

    The difference, you piece of sh*t, is that Pope Ricky drapes himself in his religiosity and parades it as the rationale for his candidacy whereas Mitt does nothing of the kind

  26. SoHope says:

    Santorum has been swinging wildly the past few days…romney-paul consperacy, ect.

  27. Robottie says:

    Pope Ricky, like all the other anti Mitts wasn’t ready for the big time or any kind of scrutiny

  28. SoHope says:

    Breaking: Rick Santorum claims to have a video of Mitt Romney attending a black mass and drinking the blood of little children.

    …and he hates kittens!

  29. Robottie says:

    Pope Ricky makes $2 million a year and doesn’t tithe

    Yeah, Mr Super Christian right there

  30. SoHope says:

    But he only has one car so its ok

  31. Robottie says:

    $2 million a year as a lobbyist (!)

    Yeah Tea Party hero right there…

  32. SoHope says:

    But atleast he loves kittens

  33. Bitterlaw says:

    More Breaking News – Santorum admits that he has video of Romney at the Black Mass because Santorum was the priest conducting the service. Santorum’s Catholic and Evangelical supporters immediately declare support for Santorum and vow to attend Black Masses.

  34. Robottie says:

    Big union guy with a foreign car

    Figures

  35. mnw says:

    Why would I care what someone makes as a lobbyist, any more than I would care what someone makes as a dry cleaner?

    If a lobbyist has unsavory clients (eg, NORK),that’s a different matter.

  36. mnw says:

    Is “lobbyist” a heel-clicking hate word now, like “venture capitalist”?

    I have a friendwho makes a good living representing Catholic Charities Assn at the MO state legislature. Fine by me.

  37. Bitterlaw says:

    mnw – I don;t care if Rick is a lobbyist. I wish he would stay with lobbying for evil capitalists than unions.

  38. SoHope says:

    being an ex-politicians cashing in on their rolodex is a political liability when running for president.

    Especially when obama “says” he doesnt take their money or allow them near him.

  39. SoHope says:

    That was one of the biggest things that did newt in.

  40. mnw says:

    “Crystal Eager To Pound GOP ‘Idiots’ At Oscar Awards”

    Now… THAT ought to help everything that ails the American film industry! /s

  41. mnw says:

    I enjoy seeing people make money legally.

  42. lisab says:

    “Pope Ricky makes $2 million a year and doesn’t tithe

    Yeah, Mr Super Christian right there”

    catholics don’t tithe

  43. SoHope says:

    Political liability and doesnt always mean illegal.

  44. mnw says:

    Hey!

    J.D. Hayworth is on FOX right now, talking about the AZ GOP primary!

    He looks tanned, rested and ready! Great tie too!

    Come back, J.D.! mnw |(hearts) you!

    The boys in gray will march down Broadway…

  45. Bitterlaw says:

    I usully watch the Oscars even though I rarely see any of the mvies until they are out on video – if ever. I saw 20 minutes of The Help. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz but I do love seeing somebody sticking it to racists.

  46. Bitterlaw says:

    catholics don’t tithe

    Some do but it is not pushed in the parishioners.

  47. lisab says:

    you can give 10% … there is no rule that you cannot

    but that is old testament

    there is no tithing in the catechism at all

  48. Bitterlaw says:

    lisab – once again, you made a blanket statement. Some Catholics do give 10% and call it tithing. I did not say it was Church policy or required. We’re not really fighting.

  49. Annie says:

    Lisab is right about how Catholics view tithing – We typically just put about $5 in the collection basket each Sunday at Mass.

  50. Annie says:

    When my sons were small, I’d give them from 50 cents to $1 to put in the basket themselves.

  51. SUSYQUE says:

    We have a “A” team of posters who are savvy and experienced. Wes, Md, Corey, Who are some others?

  52. lisab says:

    actually, the catholic church does not like tithing … and specifically does not say give 10% to the church

    you went to CCD yes?

    quintum praeceptum (« ecclesiae necessitatibus subvenire ») enuntiat, fideles praeterea obligari ad subveniendum, singulos secundum suam facultatem, materialibus ecclesiae necessitatibus.

  53. Robottie says:

    Papam Ricky est a falsidicus matris concubitus

  54. Bitterlaw says:

    lisab – I’m not going to play your game. I have heard priests talk about tithing at Mass. You are not a spokesperson for the Church and your experience is no more valid than mine. Once again [ I did not say it was official policy or required. I do know Catholics who do it. Why can you not accept that and move on?

  55. Robbie says:

    26.The difference, you piece of sh*t, is that Pope Ricky drapes himself in his religiosity and parades it as the rationale for his candidacy whereas Mitt does nothing of the kind

    Comment by Robottie — February 25, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

    Changing screen names and directing profanity towards me does nothing to plead your case. You are embarrassing yourself.

  56. Robbie says:

    53.We have a “A” team of posters who are savvy and experienced. Wes, Md, Corey, Who are some others?

    Comment by SUSYQUE — February 25, 2012 @ 9:27 pm

    By A Team, I assume you mean they must be in the tank for Romney.

  57. lisab says:

    “You are not a spokesperson for the Church and your experience is no more valid than mine.”

    ummmmmm … my quote in #55 is directly from the vatican’s catechism

  58. lisab says:

    although i am not disputing that some catholics do give 10%

    i am just pointing out that it is specifically not the church’s rule

  59. Bitterlaw says:

    Show off all you want, lisab. I guess you are calling me a liar _ even though I said at least 2x that titging is not Church policy or required.

  60. Robottie says:

    Answer my point azzhole

    Santorum drapes himself in his religiosity, Mitt does not

    Respond

  61. lisab says:

    because some of the heathens here

    are from churches that DO REQUIRE tithing

    the catholic church does NOT tithe

    so the fact that santorum does not tithe

    is no big deal.

    they might think it is a requirement

  62. SoHope says:

    Base only on personal charity:

    Romney>Obama>Newt>Santorum>Biden>The Grinch

  63. Bitterlaw says:

    Only lisab can make agreeing with her into an argument.

  64. Annie says:

    Lisab – 55 – And so we do help support those in need – and if the parish is in need of fund-raising, we do that, don’t we? In fact, I have seen more charity within the Catholic community, asking for nothing in return, than in any other denomination of Christians. My father always helped support the Maryknoll priests, who worked helping the poorest people on earth.

  65. Robottie says:

    The point is not tithing per se

    The point is if you make $2 million a year you should come up with some jack for the collection plate especially if you run as the I’mTheHoliestPersonWhoEverLivedHereToTellYouCorruptFuqqsHowToBeAllMoralAndSh*t candidate

  66. SoHope says:

    Oh, and Santorum’s charity shared an office with his PAC and his campaign and a huge chunk of Santorum’s charity money went to the leader of the PAC (isn’t that an old song). Less than half went to actually helping people in need.

  67. Robottie says:

    I’m shocked, So, just shocked…

  68. jason says:

    I see Wobbie Troll is still busy shilling for Obama and pretending to be for non-existing candidates.

    Personally, I prefer Ronald Reagan among the non-candidates, but of the ones running, Romney is the best.

    The rest is trolling and fantasy.

  69. Bitterlaw says:

    See – this is why there will never be unity among Christians. The money clearly should go in a collection BASKEY and not a PLATE. Baskets hold more and are easier to carry when full. Such a schism can never be repaired.

  70. Bitterlaw says:

    Basket

  71. Robbie says:

    63.Answer my point azzhole

    Santorum drapes himself in his religiosity, Mitt does not

    Respond

    Comment by Robottie — February 25, 2012 @ 9:47 pm

    So what if he speaks openly of his Catholic faith. Does that mean it’s ok to attack him as Pope Ricky? Of course, it doesn’t. Yet you do it and then in the very next breath say resistance to Romney is all about his Mormon beliefs. There’s zero consistency in that line of thinking unless you’re just vehemently pro-Romney and anti anyone who challenges him.

  72. Robottie says:

    Phony ass laughingstock fraud jackass:

    “His donation level is on the low side,” said Ken Berger, the president and CEO of Charity Navigator, who also noted that research suggests religious individuals donate more than the non-religious.

    “When you put it in the context of people of faith, then it really is on the low side,” Berger said.

    The relatively low contribution level is also a bit puzzling for a senator who championed non-profits and charitable organizations while in office.

    “We should be proactive in finding ways to more fully engage the American public in charitable giving,” Santorum said in a 2005 statement on the CARE Act, a bill he sponsored that sought to promote the interests of charities and provide incentives for Americans to donate.

  73. jason says:

    “By A Team, I assume you mean they must be in the tank for Romney.”

    I think even the troll has already admitted that Romney is the best candidate, although he prefers non-candidates.

    So what exactly is wrong about “being in the tank for Romney”?

  74. Robbie says:

    The rest is trolling and fantasy.

    Comment by jason — February 25, 2012 @ 9:57 pm

    You are obsessed with me and my motives. It’s not healthy. Seek help while there’s still time. Start by finding a job and moving out of your parent’s house.

  75. Robottie says:

    If Romney campaigned on his visions of the Angel Moroni I’d abandon him instantaneously

    Pope Ricky makes his religion an integral part of his campaign

    Are you going to pretend you can’t see the difference?

  76. SoHope says:

    Baptist don’t see tithing as a ceremonial law that the new covenent did away with. It is a formula for God’s blessing/or lack there of.

    IMO, good Christians that want God’s blessings are to “cheerfully” give a tithe 10% AND and offering (whatever God lays on your heart).

    If you don’t believe in it, that is fine.

  77. SUSYQUE says:

    How much someone gives to charities, church etc is between the person and their God. He loves a cheerful giver, so if it bugs you to give, don’t give. When you do give to help the poor or for the needs of others, it bring thanksgiving to God
    from the people who receive what they need.

  78. Bitterlaw says:

    Santorum gave $81,500 to charity over the past four years -

    So, an average of $20,000 a year. Certainly not great percentage-wise but still $20,000. This is like the argument that the 1% ONLY pay some percentage of their income in taxed but omits the actual dollar amount. 15% of $10 million is alot more than 30% of $50,000.

  79. Robbie says:

    So what exactly is wrong about “being in the tank for Romney”?

    Comment by jason — February 25, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    It’s not just being in the tank for Romney, it’s that you don’t accept he has real and troubling flaws. Stick your head in the sand all you want though.

  80. Robottie says:

    I don’t care what he gives away

    He could give nothing for all I care

    But when you campaign as “I am Mr Super Christian who is going to tell you how to live”

    Walk the talk or shut up

  81. jason says:

    The Wobbie Troll logic:

    All R candidates are flawed (a popular concept at Daily Kos, nothing new)

    Romney is the best of the flawed.

    But he should not be supported, his negatives should be driven up, his purported faults should be glorified, he should be vilified 24/7.

    But no, the troll is not for Obama, he is just anti-Romney.

    I hope this is clear now.

  82. SoHope says:

    The mummy exhibit was cool, btw. I son and I loved it.

  83. Annie says:

    For lisab, when trying to cope with fellow HHRers…remember: Ni lia duine na tuairim. (Not Latin, you heathens.)

  84. Robottie says:

    Did you ever see the Tutankhamen exhibit So?

  85. Robbie says:

    80.If Romney campaigned on his visions of the Angel Moroni I’d abandon him instantaneously

    Pope Ricky makes his religion an integral part of his campaign

    Are you going to pretend you can’t see the difference?

    Comment by Robottie — February 25, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

    First, you’re a sad human being who has nothing better to do than use profanity when someone challenges you. That shows your immaturity.

    Second, whether Santorum speaks of his religion openly is still no reason to make snide and demeaning remarks about his religion. It does, however, suggest you have an anti-Catholic bias.

  86. jason says:

    ” it’s that you don’t accept he has real and troubling flaws.”

    I think he has much fewer flaws than anyone else on either side.

    No candidate is perfect.

    If you want to beat Obama, and you have 4 candidates to choose from, why don’t you choose one and support him?

    What is the point about “talking about flaws?”

    Its Romney, Obama, Gingrich, Santorum or Paul.

    Those are the choices. Ronald Reagan, Jeb Bush, Abraham Lincoln, Chris Christie, ARE NOT RUNNING.

    It’s not rocket science.

  87. Robottie says:

    I’m a Catholic, you azzhole

    You’re a joke

    You will never respond to substance just whine about being attacked

  88. jason says:

    ” It does, however, suggest you have an anti-Catholic bias.”

    LOL

    What a clown.

    The troll is going to claim anti-Catholic bias on those that are critical of Santorum??

  89. Robottie says:

    Interesting, So

  90. Robbie says:

    Romney is the best of the flawed.

    But he should not be supported, his negatives should be driven up, his purported faults should be glorified, he should be vilified 24/7.

    But no, the troll is not for Obama, he is just anti-Romney.

    I hope this is clear now.

    Comment by jason — February 25, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    You’re getting close. Romney is flawed, but he least awful of the clowns running. Still, as long as there a chance someone else can save us from this mess, I’m going to hope that can happen.

    As for the dumb thought we should just go ahead and rubber stamp Romney, that’s stupid. This primary forced him to offer up a better tax plan. Had no chalenged him and beaten him, we’d still be stuck with his worthless 59 point plan that would have kept individual and corporate taxes at the same level they are today.

  91. lisab says:

    “And so we do help support those in need – and if the parish is in need of fund-raising, we do that, don’t we?” Annie

    well yes

    but the accusation that santorun does not tithe is a red herring

    tithing is an old testament law

    the catholics can of course give 10% if they want to

    but the church has no tithe

  92. Annie says:

    lisab – agreed

  93. Robbie says:

    93.I’m a Catholic, you azzhole

    You’re a joke

    You will never respond to substance just whine about being attacked

    Comment by Robottie — February 25, 2012 @ 10:11 pm

    I’m Catholic as well and have very much responded to you childish attacks on Santorum’s religious views. The only reason you’ve taken after him in such a childish way is because he challenged Romney in a serious way.

    Also, I’m not whining about being attacked. You’re the one who uses profanity directed at me. It seems you’re the one who’s whining about quite a bit. You’re whining about Santorum’s religous zeal and the fact some people might prefer him to Romney.

  94. Robbie says:

    The troll is going to claim anti-Catholic bias on those that are critical of Santorum??

    Comment by jason — February 25, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

    When calling Santorum Pope Ricky, it certainly suggests a bias or immaturity. With the man with the chaning screen names, it looks to be the latter.

  95. Bitterlaw says:

    There is the same chance of a brokered convention as lisab saying, “I was wrong.” In theory, it exists. However, it has not happened. It will not happen.

  96. jason says:

    ” Still, as long as there a chance someone else can save us from this mess, I’m going to hope that can happen.”

    Come on, when was the last time there was a brokered convention?

    It’s not going to happen and you know it.

    In order to justify the fact you don’t support the best candidate running, you resort to a fantasy.

    There is no explanation for anyone being that stupid unless you are a troll.

  97. Robottie says:

    I’ve taken after him because he, like you, is a phony

    A say one thing do another thing phony

    And every response you make to me is “Wahhhhhhhhhhhhh! You used obscenity!” without addressing the underlying criticism and of course I understand this because it is impossible to logically justify your position because it has no logical coherence whatsoever

    And the reason for that is you are an Obama supporter

  98. Bitterlaw says:

    As long as there is a chance that Ronald Reagan will return from Heaven on a golden chariot pulled by unicorns, I am not supporting Romney. Deal with it.

  99. lisab says:

    “Baptist don’t see tithing as a ceremonial law that the new covenent did away with. It is a formula for God’s blessing/or lack there of.”

    they also dance with snakes

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-RnZ7T3XyA

  100. Robottie says:

    Speaking of WV where is Walt?

  101. Bitterlaw says:

    Robbie and Robottie are fighting? Can we try to get the fake handles just a little bit more different than that? I mean, Bitterlaw and Bitterlawe were fighting, it would be annoying to have to go get my glasses.

  102. SoHope says:

    that is appalachian penacostals…or something like that…not Baptist.

    Should I claim that Catholics get drunk beat their wife and go on anti-semitic rants:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCRZZ7F7kbY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETc0M2TLeyA

  103. Robottie says:

    OK

    I will go back into character again…

  104. Robottie says:

    Click click click!

    beep beep!

    New candidate Will Robinson, new candidate Will Robinson!

    Whirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr….!!!

  105. jason says:

    ” Adlai Stevenson (of the 1952 Democratic Party) and Thomas Dewey (of the 1948 Republican Party) were the most recent “brokered convention” presidential nominees. The last winning U.S. presidential nominee produced by a brokered convention was Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1932″

    But sure, instead of supporting our best candidate (or ANY candidate running), let’s hand the election to Obama instead by pretending we want to wait for something that will not happen.

    This is so brilliant I just can’t believe only Wobbie Troll is advancing it here.

  106. Robottie says:

    Whhhhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiiirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…!!

  107. Bitterlaw says:

    Hope – I’m sorry. I can’t control her. Lisab is just the way she is.

  108. lisab says:

    appalachian penacostals… baptist … same thing

    Snake handling on the rise in Baptist churches

    According to a new report, snake handling is on the rise within Baptist churches across the country. The report, released by NAMB this past Tuesday, says that the practice of snake handling as part of Sunday morning worship services has risen in Baptist churches from 2% in 2006 to 17% this spring.

    Al Wittner, senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Baton Rouge, LA reported the exciting results of snake handling. According to Wittner, “A few weeks ago, we began with just a few black snakes. The folks in the pews felt a little uneasy at first, but they warmed up to it very quickly. By this past Sunday, we added Rattlers and Copperheads. I think the added dimension of poison really increased interest. We had at least 40% of our members in attendance, which was the highest percentage in years.”

    http://religionroundtable.blogspot.com/2007/05/snake-handling-on-rise-in-baptist.html

  109. jason says:

    ” As long as there is a chance that Ronald Reagan will return from Heaven on a golden chariot pulled by unicorns, I am not supporting Romney. Deal with it.”

    I have decided to hold out for Abraham Lincoln myself.

  110. Robottie says:

    Jeb Bush!

    Ronald Reagan!

    Lincoln!!!

    beep beep beep

    click, click, click…

  111. Bitterlaw says:

    Jason – good reference. That might bring Wes back.

  112. jason says:

    I have come to the conclusion Wobbie is the Jim Jones of HHR.

    Holding a jug that read “Brokered Convention” on it, he dispenses Kool-Aid to any idiot who will drink it.

    While Obama smiles.

  113. lisab says:

    “By this past Sunday, we added Rattlers and Copperheads.”

    why they dance with anti-civil war northern democrats is beyond me

  114. SUSYQUE says:

    Are we or are we not going to vote GOP no matter who gets the GOP nomination for president. We must make ooo a one term president. I was talking to a dear Christian friend, and she said she shouldn’t vote for Romney because he is a Mormon and when he gets into office he will give a lot of jobs to Mormons and that would just spread the religion that is a cult. I said, if you had a child who was deathly ill and the doctor in the hospital was a Mormon, would you let you child die? Naturally she said, no. Since the presidency is not a religious job but a secular job why are you considering his religion? It’s his ability to handle the job of the Oval Office that counts.
    Romney, as a former governor, has that ability.

  115. jason says:

    118. I am sure Wes prefers Romney to Lincoln…. 8)

  116. Robottie says:

    lol 120 good one!

  117. jason says:

    ” I was talking to a dear Christian friend, and she said she shouldn’t vote for Romney because he is a Mormon and when he gets into office he will give a lot of jobs to Mormons and that would just spread the religion that is a cult ‘

    Hmmm, I didn’t know you knew Lazebra’s wife…..

  118. Robottie says:

    Amen Susyque amen!

    Exactly right, your best post ever!!!

  119. Annie says:

    Just lighted on CNN briefly while flipping through the channels – long enough to hear the snide blonde quote the ARG poll from days ago showing Romney down to Santorum by 4% (wasn’t that poll taken before the last debate?) – followed by her blabbing with Joe Johns about how “Romney is in big trouble in his home state” – their favorite pitch on the election story (whether true or not…they will insist it’s true). To be more accurate, shouldn’t they say his “native state,” since his “home state” is Massachusetts?

  120. SoHope says:

    Snake handling isn’t Biblical but since Baptists don’t have a centralized government and each church is independent. You can google a guy that says he is baptist that likes to do it then you found a guy that likes to do it.

    I would show that individuals in your faith may have people doing odd things and ask if it reflect on Catholic teachings…but I won’t. I have good relations with certain Catholics here and want to keep it that way.

    Besides, I will be converting to Judaism tomorrow after Sunday evening service and it doesn’t matter what you think

  121. Annie says:

    SoHope…as a Catholic, think one of the strangest things some Catholics in the Philippines do each Good Friday is pretty harsh…they have themselves nailed to crosses like Christ’s crucifixion.

  122. lisab says:

    “Snake handling isn’t Biblical ”

    **sigh**

    signa autem eos qui crediderint haec sequentur in nomine meo daemonia eicient linguis loquentur novis

    serpentes tollent et si mortiferum quid biberint non eos nocebit super aegrotos manus inponent et bene habebunt

  123. SUSYQUE says:

    #115..Liab, I feel sorry for people who think handling snakes is a form of worship in a “christian” church. It is pathetic and they are
    completely deceived thinking they are doing something God would approve. Do you find stories like that interesting?

  124. Druids says:

    Hope – if you are looking to convert, why not us? We need members. We’re not monotheists but you can pick a favorite god. Not to brag but our Halloween parties rock.

  125. Bitterlaw says:

    The only good thing about dying will be finding out which HHR posters were right about religion.

  126. SoHope says:

    Sorry, I hate the Boston Celtics…it wouldn’t work out.

    I am bound for the Tribe.

  127. lisab says:

    “Do you find stories like that interesting?”

    yes.

    i am very interested in different cultures

    i have actually been to a baptist church

    they asked me to leave

  128. SoHope says:

    lisab, you named ONE “baptist” church that handled snakes…I will give you 5 minutes using google to find 5 more.

    Ready… set… go!

  129. Bitterlaw says:

    Hope- I have been where you are. It seems like she can be reasonable. She can’t. She’s Irish. We are not normal. We are petty and vindictive. We hold grudges past death.

  130. SoHope says:

    Annie, I don’t judge your entire faith, by the actions of one church, one region, or one person…even though you have centralized control over all Catholics, unlike Baptists who only have local church government.

    I wish lisab could be like you and me on this issue.

  131. SUSYQUE says:

    #134…Lisab…next time don’t wear a bikini!

  132. SoHope says:

    It’s ok, bitter. I have filled my quota of Catholic friends and acquaintances. She can continue to be herself.

  133. maelstrom says:

    “This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever.” Sigmund Freud, speaking about the Irish.

    Proud to be Irish!

  134. SoHope says:

    They heard her praying to Mary asking forgiveness for entering “the den of heathen baptist jackals”, then crossed herself, and when the offering plate went around only put in a dollar.

  135. Robottie says:

    138 Susyque lol!

  136. SoHope says:

    During the Lord’s Supper, she yelled “Where’s the #$%@ wine!”

  137. Robottie says:

    Maybe she brought Wahkeena with her and they each fired up a blunt?

  138. SUSYQUE says:

    #143…SoHope…stop! No jokes about that which is holy.

  139. SoHope says:

    FYI lisab, time is up and I already looked. Couldn’t more than that ONE “baptist” church.

  140. Annie says:

    Bitterlaw – My husband is Irish…I know what you mean, totally.

  141. SoHope says:

    SSQ, I was joking on lisab. Not anything that is holy.

    FYI, it is my opinion that there is nothing holy about partaking in fermented grape juice or leaven bread during the Lord’s supper…

    Leaven or fermentation is a picture of corruption or sin and has no place in the picture of the Lord’s Supper.

    Again, this is my view…everyone treat it as such.

  142. SoHope says:

    http://www.fbcbr.com/about-us/staff—support

    looks like that ONE “baptist” church voted out the snake handling pastor from 2007.

  143. Bitterlaw says:

    Hope – the offering plate? Cheap mf-ers. We need a basket for our donations. Big wicker baskets with handles.

  144. SoHope says:

    thanks robottie…control + F. Type Baptist and no match is found in the wikipedia article on snake handling.

  145. SoHope says:

    That is the reason, I am converting, Bitter.

  146. DrJay says:

    Hope, lisab knows everything about everything. Why can’t you accept that?

  147. Bitterlaw says:

    Does wikipedia have anything on the paltry cargo capacity of a plate vs a basket?

  148. SoHope says:

    I am a glutten for punishment, DrJay.

  149. DrJay says:

    Happy 57th birthday to Jim Gerlach today…

  150. Robottie says:

    I’m considering becoming a Mormon

    After all, with all of the prominence brought to this religion by Mitt Romney, isn’t conversion the most natural thing in the world?

  151. Bitterlaw says:

    There is no snake handling in Judaism- at least not by the wives. Zing! Drive safely. Tip your waitresses!

  152. Robottie says:

    Yes, I’m going to become a Mormon

    Never would have thought of it if Mitt hadn’t run for President

    Bet there are millions like me in America today…

  153. SoHope says:

    *offering

  154. Diamond Jim says:

    #159 You forgot “I’ll be here all week.”

  155. SoHope says:

    #159…I can still laugh at that joke till tomorrow night. lol

  156. Lazy Bra says:

    I knew it! The entire campaign was a Mormon recruiting trip. I warned you but you just drove me away for telling the truth.

  157. Annie says:

    157 – Dr. Jay – You are talking about Congressman Gerlach, right? I have often wondered if he is related to Robert and the late Sylvia Gerlach of Emmaus, PA. Sylvia had a mail-order business selling German imports, and I became friends with her through years of writing letters (how people communicated before there PCs and the Internet) about her inventory.

  158. Annie says:

    *there were…getting late.

  159. Lazy Bra says:

    A bucket? Damn. Let me contact the Vatican to see if the collection wheelbarrows have been shipped yet.

  160. Bitterlaw says:

    Gerlach is a survivor. Every 2 years, the Dems run a crappy candidate against him. His races are close because there are many dems in his distric
    t.

  161. SoHope says:

    #168, doesn’t matter…still got it beat

    http://c0397571.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/jg19h_l.jpg?1289590548

    New Covenant Community Church in Fresno, California is one of about 325 churches that have added “giving kiosks” to their sanctuaries in hopes that plastic-happy congregants will feel generous. Church-goers have called the kiosks convenient and a step forward technologically, and they like being able to see their donation on their credit or debit card statement at the end of the month.

  162. DrJay says:

    Yes, Annie, it is the congressman. How did he fare in redistricting, Mr. Bitterlaw?

  163. DrJay says:

    Our church actually has it set up for us to give electronically.

  164. SoHope says:

    giving kiosk>offering wheelbarrows>offering buckets>offering baskets>offering plates

  165. Bitterlaw says:

    DrJay- Gerlach is safer now but it is always close. There is a crazed alleged conservative (scheller) who runs 3d party against him who pulls a few votes from Gerlach.

  166. Annie says:

    Time to say goodnight – Slán agat! Oíche mhaith! (Again, bejeezus, not Latin, you heathens -)

  167. SoHope says:

    primary his RINO butt…j/k

  168. SoHope says:

    shalom, annie

  169. DrJay says:

    Wow! You’re not kidding… I just looked up his winning percentages.

    Did you see where Critz is seriously challenging Altmire’s eligibility on the ballot?

  170. SoHope says:

    Well I am off to bed. G’nite you two.

  171. DrJay says:

    Good night, SoHope.

  172. CPA says:

    IA polls can be ignored. But ARG is pretty good. Their FL poll from 1/30 showed Romney – 43%, Gingrich – 31% Santorum – 13%, Paul – 9%. No anti-romney bias there. So there 4 point lead in AZ is accurate and is post debate. I wonder if ARG will do another MI poll on Monday?

  173. Ben Romney says:

    48% Obama
    37% Romney

    49% Obama
    41% Santorum

    44% Casey
    36% Santorum

    Favorables:

    Obama: 48-44
    Santorum: 39-49
    Romney: 26-51

    http://www.kwch.com/news/campaign12/mc-rick-santorum-pa-voters-poll-results,0,4008590.htmlpage

  174. Bitterlaw says:

    SoHope is today’s Favorite Jew.

  175. SoHope says:

    #182 is a PA state poll with a sample that is 9 days old…fired up the wayback machine did we?

  176. SoHope says:

    Not till tonight, bitter…unless you want to spot me till then

  177. Ben Romney says:

    Obama job approval:

    41% Approve
    53% Disapprove

    Gov. Haslam (R) job approval:

    61% Approve
    21% Disapprove

    38-42-10 Obama/Santorum/Not vote
    39-42-10 Obama/Romney/Not vote
    39-40-13 Obama/Paul/Not vote
    41-38-12 Obama/Gingrich/Not vote

    The center commissioned the survey of 1,508 registered Tennessee voters — including 815 who indicated a preference for a Republican candidate — Feb. 16-22, during the first week of early voting. The poll had a margin of error of 2.6 percentage points.

    http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120226/NEWS02/302260066/Rick-Santorum-leads-big-TN-poll-finds

  178. Ben Romney says:

    SD-Poll

    33% Romney
    24% Santorum
    9% Paul
    9% Gingrich
    26% Undecided

    NBP released Friday the results of a poll it conducted between Feb. 15-17. Officials say they selected registered South Dakota voters are random. The question on choosing a GOP candidate drew 302 responses, with a margin of error of 5.64 percent. The question on a head-to-head race drew 559 responses, with a margin of error of 4.15 percent.

    http://www.kdlt.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15627&Itemid=57

  179. SoHope says:

    Where are the romney/santorum/newt/paul numbers from this 10 day old sample?

  180. Ben Romney says:

    Question: If the Tennessee Republican Presidential Primary were held today, whom would you vote for? (Asked of 767 voters who said they may vote in the GOP Primary)

    33 percent – Rick Santorum
    17 percent – Mitt Romney
    10 percent – Newt Gingrich
    13 percent – Ron Paul
    10 percent – None of the above
    3 percent – Refused
    0 percent – Would not vote
    14 percent – Don’t know

    Among the 24% (187 people) who said “non of the above” or were “undecided”, about 19% picked Romney, 14% Santorum, 10% Gingrich and 8% Paul.

    http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120226/NEWS02/302260066/Rick-Santorum-leads-big-TN-poll-finds

  181. Bitterlaw says:

    10 day old sample? Might as well include Bachmann and Perry.

  182. Bitterlaw says:

    Hope- in that case, you are today’s Favorite Evangelical until the conversion, at which time you shall be the Favorite Jew. I don’t think that achievement will ever be duplicated at HHR.

  183. Tim V says:

    bitter, you can make mfg your favorite mormon. to me he remains my least favorite MORON.

    i plan to have an anti-mfg rage/screed day today. he brings out the worst in me.

  184. Tim V says:

    i would rather we keep chek and lose mfg as a poster. kinda sad huh ?

  185. Ihateallnonromneycandidates says:

    click.whirrr.peryisyeehaw,jesusfreak,newtisfattoad,wifecheater,santorumispopericky.

    click.whirrr. i hate evangelicals.

    click.whirrrr

    anyone that doesn’t support romney is an anti-mormon bigot.

    fuqthisfuqthatimacatholicidontbelieveinsatanfuqthisfugthat

    blowsblowsballsfuqthisfuqthat

  186. MFG says:

    Take your meds…

  187. ihatevangelicals says:

    if romney doesn’t win it is all because of evangelicals i don’t want me no mormon

    i call em like i see em

    fuq

  188. I'ma mormonnowandanyonethatdoesnotsupportmittisabigot says:

    fuq

  189. MFG says:

    Fuqq is spelled with two q’s

  190. imacatholicwithafoulmouth says:

    suck balls,fuq

  191. SUSYQUE says:

    Midwestern Governors Predict Romney as Republican Nominee
    2-26-12
    Two Midwestern Republican governors said Mitt Romney presents the party’s best candidate for president, while saying that Democratic President Barack Obama has an edge in their states.

    Michigan’s Rick Snyder predicted Romney, whom he endorsed, would win his state’s primary Feb. 28 in a “close” race. “He’s made a lot of progress off the last week or so, in terms of polling,” Snyder in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend.

    Later in the show, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said he wouldn’t endorse before the state’s April 3 primary, while allowing that “conventional wisdom in our state is still Mitt Romney will be the nominee and that he’ll do very well in Wisconsin.”

    http://cowboybyte.com/4690/midwestern-governors-predict-romney-as-republican-nominee/

  192. Tim V says:

    name your 3 least favorite posters:

    1. MFG
    2. MFG
    3. MFG

    click.whirrr.

    must attack all non-romney candidates with slurs, half thruths, bigotry…
    santorom=musilini
    perry is a jesus freak
    newt is a wife cheater

    click.whirrr.

  193. Hall Monitor says:

    #200…You sure are a foul mouth and it is
    inexcusable!

  194. MFG says:

    Tim V take your meds

    It’s 7am you can’t be drunk this early can you?

    You’re making a Santorum out of yourself this morning…

  195. imacatholicwithafoulmouth says:

    hall monitor, I’m an a la carte catholic. i believe foul language is just fine. i also believe in “judge not least ye be judged” so don’t judge me you sanctimonious hypocrite !

  196. Tim V says:

    ok mfg, i’m done with my rant against you for the day.

    may you have a blessed day.

  197. SoHope says:

    Tim v….atleast the one about newt was true, atleast twice.

  198. SoHope says:

    Mfg, I thought you lived in Louisiana

  199. Tim V says:

    yes hope, newt was a wife cheater, that IS true. when you use half truths, you mix in some truth and some lies.