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The 'Cash for Clunkers' program will probably be back…..with more cash….

While the White House regroups and adds some help to the people processing the paperwork from the nations car dealers….this program, on the face of it,  looks like a home run from the administration…….catch your breath people…then put so more money in this one ….and carry on…….

July 31, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Politics | , , | 2 Comments

The ‘Cash for Clunkers’ program will probably be back…..with more cash….

While the White House regroups and adds some help to the people processing the paperwork from the nations car dealers….this program, on the face of it,  looks like a home run from the administration…….catch your breath people…then put so more money in this one ….and carry on…….

July 31, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Politics | , , | 2 Comments

New York State still has a Lt. Governor……..

A New York State appeals court has ruled that Governor Paterson’s appointment of Richard Ravitch stands while the court decides on a final decision on the issue. Oral arguments are scheduled to begin on August 18. The court did tell Ravitch that he can’t preside over the State’s Senate…….

July 31, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , | Leave a comment

'Cash for Clunkers' program may have run out of 'CASH' in a week……

That’s right folks…………the program …….which is funded with a billion dollars fro rebates fro replacing old gas inefficient cars with new  more deficient ones  will probably shut down tonight.   Federal officials have been swamped with paper work, and are  afraid that all the applications in the pipeline  (which will take a while to process) will cash out the week long program………

July 31, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Politics | , | Leave a comment

‘Cash for Clunkers’ program may have run out of ‘CASH’ in a week……

That’s right folks…………the program …….which is funded with a billion dollars fro rebates fro replacing old gas inefficient cars with new  more deficient ones  will probably shut down tonight.   Federal officials have been swamped with paper work, and are  afraid that all the applications in the pipeline  (which will take a while to process) will cash out the week long program………

July 31, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Politics | , | Leave a comment

The Healthcare vote exposes Democratic faultlines…….

Just when the Democrats thought they had things sewn up with the ‘blue dogs” happy ( with their input and changes)…it seems that the left and the Congressional Black Caucus are balking at those moves to the center…….Stay tuned……

July 30, 2009 Posted by | Healthcare, Politics | , , | Leave a comment

The US Army is having a internal discussion on withdrawl from Iraq….

It seems that General Ray Odierno commissioned a study of the Iraq troop withdrawal by  Col.  Timothy Reese. who is an adviser to the Iraq’s Baghdad command. Reese has done the report and turned it in in early July. Not following the political line within the military, Reese has called for a clear withdrawal of American troops. His analysis srgues that the Iraq’s have been st free recently and are going their ‘own way’ on several fronts. Reese also feels that the old Soviet ‘iron hand’ management style has been the model for thst countries military and it is more likely to endure after the US troops leave………an interesting bit in the piece in the NYTimes by Michael Gordon is that Maliki is quietly lobbying for troops to be left in country after the 2011 deadline……we’ll see…

July 30, 2009 Posted by | Military, Politics | , , , | Leave a comment

Is Obama beginning to be the 'Black President'?

Several media outlets are running pieces about how Obama is being viewed in racial trems by a increasing amount of  the american people. The presdient by speaking his mind about the Gates/Crowley incident cemented that view ina whole lot of people’s minds…….what do you think?

July 29, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , | Leave a comment

Is Obama beginning to be the ‘Black President’?

Several media outlets are running pieces about how Obama is being viewed in racial trems by a increasing amount of  the american people. The presdient by speaking his mind about the Gates/Crowley incident cemented that view ina whole lot of people’s minds…….what do you think?

July 29, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , | Leave a comment

Quick midterm exit from Iraq?

Defense Secretary Gates, along with General Odierno have indicated that the in the mid-term (next 6 to 8 months) they may move about 5,00 more troops out of Iraq.  While there are around 130,000 troops presently in country. Then US would like to drive that number to 80,000 by this time next year. They will start the serious movement of troops after January’s elections in that country. The US expects to have a residual force left there after the 2011 deadline to have all COMBAT troops out of Iraq………..

July 29, 2009 Posted by | Military, Politics | , , | Leave a comment