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Obama: 62%, G.W. Bush (before Sept. 11th) 62%.

Biggest thing people want changed? They want a deficit reduction.

After less than two weeks online, Squarewon’s blog, Squarepost, has been a huge hit.  We credit you, the reader, for the early success of this blog.  Without you, we would be talking to ourselves, and that would be, well, weird.  

You may have noticed that several new contributors have joined the Squarepost this week, and we are in conversation with several others to join up.  So far, you have heard from Winston Galt, usadp, TRN, JeffG, and WellsR.  The purpose of Squarepost is to create a new breed of conservative writers, who are willing to take their conservative ideas to the internet, and meet tough issues head-on.  

You may have noticed a bit of humor on this blog roll, and that is intended.  We at the Squarepost intend to provide serious information with a mix of humor, all in an effort to give the conservative movement a new voice.  Blog posts at the Squarepost may range from serious position pieces, to commentary on current affairs, to our new Friday Fun posts.  We think this mix will keep the blog informative, but also enjoyable.

If you think we can improve Squarepost, email us at squarepost@gmail.com.  We welcome all comments and criticism related to this project, so let us have it.

For now, enjoy the reading, and welcome to the renewal.

When it comes to the nation’s economic issues, 67% of U.S. voters have more confidence in their own judgment than they do in the average member of Congress.

Sure, sure, people think they could do better than Congress.  Chalk it up to overconfidence.  But then here’s the kicker:

Forty-four percent (44%) voters also think a group of people selected at random from the phone book would do a better job addressing the nation’s problems than the current Congress, but 37% disagree. Twenty percent (20%) are undecided.

Since they no longer control either the Senate or the House, it’s no surprise that a majority of Republicans (51%) say a group of people picked at random from the phone book would do a better job than the current Congress. But even more unaffiliated voters (56%) agree. 

And for good measure:

The new Congress fares worse on this question that the previous Congress. Last October, just 33% said a randomly selected group of Americans would do a better job than the Congress then in session.

Sounds like it’s time to pull out the ol’ Yellow Pages.

After the big to-do over Totally Awesome Man’s press conference, I was anticipating a tremendous Senate Banking hearing for Timothy Geithner (Henceforth, he will be referred to as “Tim the T-Man”). Thus far, we know three things about Tim the T-Man: 1) he always looks constipated, 2) he is unable to do his own taxes, and 3) he is not proficient at conveying information.

Though these characteristics give me a severe case of the underwhelms, I am willing to stick it out to see what the minister of money has up his sleeve. Yesterday, however, left me feeling like I deserved a refund from some clown at the circus.

The issue that remains is, what is our plan? The bad boys of Wall Street certainly weren’t given any reason to drive the markets upward (a recurring theme, I predict), and the resultant stampede of wealth from a market already on life support transpired. The ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee, U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, R-AL, felt the lack of information produced by Tim the T-Man was a waste of the Committee’s time. I agree.

What do we know about our plan? Act hurt. Act like you need the money, and Totally Awesome Man will likely give it to you. That is, if you have the right lobbying connections to the new government. If the golf cart industry can get $300 million for “green” carts, surely you can get a couple hundred million for something.

So here’s an idea, in the wake of the multitude of superhero flicks scheduled for release this summer, why don’t we make our own.  In truth, the media has created him, but we can give him a name, Totally Awesome Man.  He is based on the true story of a larger-than-life man who swoops in to save a nation from the ravages of Totally Not-Awesome Man (clearly, a nemesis of Totally Awesome Man). 

For the record, I am not a sci-fi fanatic in any sense of the label.  If you are like me, you haven’t heard of these silver screen heroes until their trailer appeared during a commercial break for The Daily Show.

If you are further like me, you are sensing the so called “main-stream” media gratuitously ingratiating themselves to President Obama, err…Totally Awesome Man.  Last night was a prime-time example of such behavior at Totally Awesome Man’s first press conference.  The media asked tough questions, like this gem from Washington Post reporter Michael Fletcher, “[w]hat is your reaction to Alex Rodriguez’s admission that he used steroids as a member of the Texas Rangers?”  

A-Rod?  Seriously?  

Though Totally Awesome Man is rumored to have a particular interest in American sports, what was this about?  Perhaps it’s unsurprising considering the ombudsman for the Washington Post, Deborah Howell, admitted to extreme coverage bias in favor of Totally Awesome Man during his campaign.  However, that is not news to the reading public.  

Totally Awesome Man showed a bit of mercy to Julianna Goldman, a Bloomberg News reporter, who asked if $350 Billion was sufficient to unfreeze the credit crisis.  You see, Totally Awesome Man has laser eyes that he uses to burn holes in people who ask him difficult questions.  She, thankfully, was spared.  But the answer to her question seemed to be a tacit, no.

Stay tuned for more adventures of Totally Awesome Man in the future.

According to Glenn Beck, men are twice as likely to be atheist than women.