Another vote for Pascal, or Delphi its current Win32 object orientated off shoot.
Again it does depend what you want to write, most sites / support on the net is geared toward C++ in one form or another. Pascal/Delphi seem to be dieing off.
Although I don't use Delphi that much anymore (I mostly code in C++) there is still a huge userbase. Sites like http://www.torry.net prove that and the Jedi VCL is still in heavy development. Delphi is used a lot and you would be surprised how many programs are still developed in Delphi!!
For example Tune-Up Utilities 2004 is a Delphi application (or at least parts of it). See (bpl is Borland Package Library and the indicated icon is a typical Delphi icon):