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Note to senior blogger, Yes Eric you are still reading your blog.  Sometimes men do bite dogs and sometimes I do both bash Karl Rove and laud Chrissy Matthews in the same post.  These are strong times in which we live.

Bitsblog to Karl Rove: STFU.  The founding blogger, and current truck driver, has never, AFAIK, been a big fan of Karl Rove..  Second Eric’s thought, from Jim Hoft, Gateway, Pundit [1]:

Karl Rove viciously [2] attacked Christine O’Donnell [3] before she even finished her victory speech on election night in Delaware. O’Donnell thumped uber-RINO and GOP establishment favorite Mike Castle in the senate primary on Tuesday. Rove did not congratulate the winner but he did say she was “nutty [4]

Christine O’Donnell trails her ooponent, Chris Coons, by but eleven points, a poll taken before Dirty Harry Reid called Coons his pet.    With a massive anti-incubant surge,  Reid has just labled Coons a lapdog of the Obana/Pelosi/Reid crime family.   Given Reid’s endorsement of Coons, this a a race that O’Donnell can win.

Shout out to Chrissy Matthews, video:

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news [5], world news [6], and news about the economy [7]

Hat tip: William A. Jacobson, Legal Insurrection [8].

Census Bureau lies, by Carol Morello.Washington Post [9]:

One in seven Americans is living in poverty, the highest number in the half-century that the government has kept such statistics, the Census Bureau announced Thursday.

There is no way to determine the number of American living in poverty, rather than say Trenton.  The Census Bureau [10] simply dose not measure poverty:

Following the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Statistical Policy Directive 14, the Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds [11] that vary by family size and composition to determine who is in poverty.  If a family’s total income is less than the family’s threshold, then that family and every individual in it is considered in poverty.  The official poverty thresholds [12] do not vary geographically, but they are updated annually for inflation with the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U).  The official poverty definition uses money income before taxes and does not include capital gains or noncash benefits (such as public housing, Medicaid, and food stamps).

Poverty is lack of access to the essential commodities of life, food, shelter, bodily warmth, health care.   What the Census Bureau measure, and purports to call poverty is lack of access to cash.    The Census Bureau does not track commodies provided in kind such as food stamps and rent vouchers.    The Census Bureau does not rrack poverty and as far as I know, the federal  government never did.