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254 days into the Obama Presidency…….some behind the scenes looks at his travels……

Courtesy of the New York Daily News, Associated Press and others…Enjoy the trip around the world!………

September 30, 2009 Posted by | Politics, Travel | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The 'Public Option' isn't dead………

While the media’s talking heads, and the front pages of the nations newspapers will scream about today’s Senate Finance Committee votes ( two of them)…… The provision remains there, in the two versions of the bill drawn up by the House…….it isn’t dead folks…far from it……and remember…….

Obama wants a bill…..And a bipartisan one, at that…with, or without, the ‘option’…stay tuned for more…it’s just getting interesting…….

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

The ‘Public Option’ isn’t dead………

While the media’s talking heads, and the front pages of the nations newspapers will scream about today’s Senate Finance Committee votes ( two of them)…… The provision remains there, in the two versions of the bill drawn up by the House…….it isn’t dead folks…far from it……and remember…….

Obama wants a bill…..And a bipartisan one, at that…with, or without, the ‘option’…stay tuned for more…it’s just getting interesting…….

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

In light of Roman Polanski…is it fair?

I ask the question…do sports figures, entertainment personalities, rich people and big name politicians get fair treatment when they do wrong?…Or do they get a pass?

September 29, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Law, Politics, Sports | , , , | Leave a comment

Jon gets demoted at TLC…after Novemeber it will be 'Kate Plus 8'……..

TLC has decided to de-emphasize the Jon part of the show…due to ‘the  recent changes in the family dynamics’…….and the fact that the show has been down 80% in viewer’s watching the show……Jon will probably get something else, since he’s still on contract with the channel ( and has no other job)….I guess Kate will have to actually spend some time with the kids when the filming resumes…….oh, dear…what will the bodyguard do?

September 29, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment | , , , , | Leave a comment

Jon gets demoted at TLC…after Novemeber it will be ‘Kate Plus 8’……..

TLC has decided to de-emphasize the Jon part of the show…due to ‘the  recent changes in the family dynamics’…….and the fact that the show has been down 80% in viewer’s watching the show……Jon will probably get something else, since he’s still on contract with the channel ( and has no other job)….I guess Kate will have to actually spend some time with the kids when the filming resumes…….oh, dear…what will the bodyguard do?

September 29, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment | , , , , | Leave a comment

Sen. Ben Nelson wants 65 senate votes for a Healthcare Bill…….

Simple…65 votes provide cover for the democrats and Obama…something I have said from the beginning….I know the democrats could do it alone…but that would be bad politics………

September 29, 2009 Posted by | Healthcare, Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Judge Sotomayor has been stepping out…bless her!

I told you she threw out the first ball at Saturday’s Yankee’s game…well she stepped out again two weeks ago..and had a good time dancing during the night (in a ruby red dress!) and hob nobbing with the elites in DC…….But just in case you think she doesn’t have the ability to switch gears…when she was asked serious questions…she punted……you go girl!

September 29, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Law, Other Things | , , | Leave a comment

Gitmo…a lesson for a new President in what he can…and cannot get done……

President Barack Obama promised during the campaign that he would shut down the  Guantanamo Bay Prison, on the tip of Cuba , by January…a year after he stepped into the presidency……..Yesterday the White House spokesperson, Robert Gibbs, all but acknowledged that the government would not be able to keep that promise……..while most old timers will nod at that admission, a lot of people here in this country, and abroad will question….why not?

Well, the simple fact is folks…Presidents don’t have the ability to do what ever they want…to the contrary….. Their power …even over things close to them, is routed in their ability to push, persuade, and out maneuver people and events…….

John Kennedy learned this with the Russian’s back when… after making the deal with them to keep their missile’s out of Cuba, while he would in return, take offensive ballistic missile’s out of Turkey…….a while after he thought things where okay, he learned to his chagrin that his military never up held his order to remove the missile’s from Turkey……the Russian knew it…but he didn’t until they told him………

Well, things are still that way because the President with all his perceived power still can’t find places to put all the detainee’s…..NIMBY problem’s in the United States and adverse publicity abroad are some of the problems he faces, to name a few…..

The whole thing has to be a humbling experience, to say the least…..

September 29, 2009 Posted by | Military, Politics | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

For those of you who watch the 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'….here's Kim!…….

Kim Zolclak, from Real Housewives of Atlanta, the one that spend all that time in the limo, after she tripped…..does here bit for the NOHB campaign against the ban on same sex marriages……and to publicize herself……….

September 29, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment | , , , | 3 Comments