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Hillary Clinton finds redemption as the Nation's Secretary of State….

While Barack Obama won the democratic primary for presdient….and went on to get the job…..a strange thing has happend….Hillary Clinton has found redemption from the nations ‘news-watching’ public.…she currently leads the President in the Clarus Poll and a recent Gallop poll…..

The former First Lady and New York State Senator ran one the worst first half season presidential primary campaigns (which cost her the nomination), but has found that people respect her trademark hard work ethos and her traveling all over the planet for her country and her boss…but,  to be fair to the president…. she has excaped the poll robbing problems Obama has been saddled with…..Healthcare, The Economy and Wall Street bailouts…..

While not in the drivers seat…and tired from being on the road more than the president (image that?) she must smile to herself when she see’s Obama taking shoots from the right…and the left….he, he, he

You know…..if she keeps this up she could run????………..

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December 16, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, The Economy, Updates | , , , | 2 Comments

Hillary Clinton finds redemption as the Nation’s Secretary of State….

While Barack Obama won the democratic primary for presdient….and went on to get the job…..a strange thing has happend….Hillary Clinton has found redemption from the nations ‘news-watching’ public.…she currently leads the President in the Clarus Poll and a recent Gallop poll…..

The former First Lady and New York State Senator ran one the worst first half season presidential primary campaigns (which cost her the nomination), but has found that people respect her trademark hard work ethos and her traveling all over the planet for her country and her boss…but,  to be fair to the president…. she has excaped the poll robbing problems Obama has been saddled with…..Healthcare, The Economy and Wall Street bailouts…..

While not in the drivers seat…and tired from being on the road more than the president (image that?) she must smile to herself when she see’s Obama taking shoots from the right…and the left….he, he, he

You know…..if she keeps this up she could run????………..

December 16, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, The Economy, Updates | , , , | 2 Comments

I always knew Kate was smarter than John…..She's working…and he's about broke….

John Gosselin has had a judge cut off his money because he did public appearances, and tried to work elsewhere, while he had a exclusive contract with the  TLC Channel, it seems…….they have sue and got a judgement against John since he didn’t show up in court…….He now can’t make any money untill he comes to terms with TLC……this is not about the kids being on TV, since no judge would touch that with ten foot pole (they are kids)……

Mean while Kate is out there working and I guess providing money for the kids……

I told you early on…while we all thought she was bossy (I certainly did)……

The fact is John is having a hard time taking care of himself……..

Maybe Kate was right to be leading him around all the time……

December 16, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Family, Media, Men, Updates | , , , , , | Leave a comment

I always knew Kate was smarter than John…..She’s working…and he’s about broke….

John Gosselin has had a judge cut off his money because he did public appearances, and tried to work elsewhere, while he had a exclusive contract with the  TLC Channel, it seems…….they have sue and got a judgement against John since he didn’t show up in court…….He now can’t make any money untill he comes to terms with TLC……this is not about the kids being on TV, since no judge would touch that with ten foot pole (they are kids)……

Mean while Kate is out there working and I guess providing money for the kids……

I told you early on…while we all thought she was bossy (I certainly did)……

The fact is John is having a hard time taking care of himself……..

Maybe Kate was right to be leading him around all the time……

December 16, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Family, Media, Men, Updates | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bud Selig is trying make baseball better……here's some suggestions……

The Major League Baseball Commissioner, Bud Selig, has formed up a committee to look at making improvements in the game……Which is hurting due to the economy, games being too long, weak teams, bad umpiring, World Series games in November and more…….

The first get together will be on January 13 and 14 at the owner’s meeting…..Good…….

Here are some suggestions from Thomas Boswell , who writes fro the Washington Post…….

— Cut 15 to 20 minutes off the average time of  regular-season games.

–No more pitchers mound visits.

–Putting a clock on mid-inning pitching changes is a must.

–“God Bless America” at the seventh-inning stretch, but it needs to go.

–Wave the hitter to first on an intentional walk.

–A relief pitcher must face two hitters.

–Don’t award home field in the World Series on the results of the all-star game. At least go by “better record.”

–Make sure no game is ever scheduled for November again.

–Never again delay the start of the MLB season to accommodate the World Baseball Classic as was done last year.

–Have less off-days built into the postseason.

–While the owners don’t want to cut the 162 game schedule due to $$$, add double headers to cut the number of days played…

–Work on umpiring…even if you have to go to the video tape…..

The list is a start…….

December 16, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Media, Men, Sports | , , , | 8 Comments

Bud Selig is trying make baseball better……here’s some suggestions……

The Major League Baseball Commissioner, Bud Selig, has formed up a committee to look at making improvements in the game……Which is hurting due to the economy, games being too long, weak teams, bad umpiring, World Series games in November and more…….

The first get together will be on January 13 and 14 at the owner’s meeting…..Good…….

Here are some suggestions from Thomas Boswell , who writes fro the Washington Post…….

— Cut 15 to 20 minutes off the average time of  regular-season games.

–No more pitchers mound visits.

–Putting a clock on mid-inning pitching changes is a must.

–“God Bless America” at the seventh-inning stretch, but it needs to go.

–Wave the hitter to first on an intentional walk.

–A relief pitcher must face two hitters.

–Don’t award home field in the World Series on the results of the all-star game. At least go by “better record.”

–Make sure no game is ever scheduled for November again.

–Never again delay the start of the MLB season to accommodate the World Baseball Classic as was done last year.

–Have less off-days built into the postseason.

–While the owners don’t want to cut the 162 game schedule due to $$$, add double headers to cut the number of days played…

–Work on umpiring…even if you have to go to the video tape…..

The list is a start…….

December 16, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Media, Men, Sports | , , , | 8 Comments

American's are not wanted in Pakistan…….

I did a post a while ago about the sensitivity of the Pakistani population to an American escalation of the war against the Taliban and al-Qeada…..well things are getting worst….while the administration does not want to make a big deal about this…..the Big bosses in Pakistan are all right with the war build-up…..the middle to lower ones are not……..The New York Times has broke the story that Pakistan Military and Intelligence people have begun a coordinated program to harass and inhibit Americans from doing ‘war’ business in their country……in other words…‘They want to the American’s to pack up and leave their country’…..

This is not light matter…..

I posted earlier that the average Pakistani hates that United States flys Predator drones from bases in their country……they fear that civilians will be killed in the UAV attacks…..in addition, the average Pakistani is more worried about Indian aggression then the Taliban and al-Quedea…which are not looked as problems……

So as the United States and NATO ramp up their war campiagn in Aftghanistn (30, 000+ troops and additional militray aid $$$ to Pakistan…which is now on hold)….American personnel are not getting Pakistani help…..they are getting shown the door…….

All of the negative headlines about Blackwater, which now calls it self the Xe company hasn’t help stopped the Pakistani whispering campaigns against Americans…..

The United States has growing problem with the countries police, and military, who have targeted american diplomats and military members for all forms of petty harassment……The Big bosses seem powerless to prevent these situations from escalating……..

December 16, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Military, Politics, Travel | , , , , , | 22 Comments

American’s are not wanted in Pakistan…….

I did a post a while ago about the sensitivity of the Pakistani population to an American escalation of the war against the Taliban and al-Qeada…..well things are getting worst….while the administration does not want to make a big deal about this…..the Big bosses in Pakistan are all right with the war build-up…..the middle to lower ones are not……..The New York Times has broke the story that Pakistan Military and Intelligence people have begun a coordinated program to harass and inhibit Americans from doing ‘war’ business in their country……in other words…‘They want to the American’s to pack up and leave their country’…..

This is not light matter…..

I posted earlier that the average Pakistani hates that United States flys Predator drones from bases in their country……they fear that civilians will be killed in the UAV attacks…..in addition, the average Pakistani is more worried about Indian aggression then the Taliban and al-Quedea…which are not looked as problems……

So as the United States and NATO ramp up their war campiagn in Aftghanistn (30, 000+ troops and additional militray aid $$$ to Pakistan…which is now on hold)….American personnel are not getting Pakistani help…..they are getting shown the door…….

All of the negative headlines about Blackwater, which now calls it self the Xe company hasn’t help stopped the Pakistani whispering campaigns against Americans…..

The United States has growing problem with the countries police, and military, who have targeted american diplomats and military members for all forms of petty harassment……The Big bosses seem powerless to prevent these situations from escalating……..

December 16, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Military, Politics, Travel | , , , , , | 22 Comments

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is right on this…..the Democrats may see trouble down the road going it alone on Healthcare…

The New York Times has this quote from the republican Senator from South Carolina, Linsey Graham, after the President meeting in the White House with fellow democrats……

“Our Democratic friends are about to walk off a political cliff here.”

When I started here I made a point to advocate bipartisanship on getting the Healthcare Bill signed into law….it has not happened….I am not happy with the watering down of the bill…but I expected it…I told everyone that would listen that President Obama …just wants a bill…he doesn’t care if the Public option is there, he doesn’t care if the pro-choice section is gone….he just wants a bill…(he spent time in the Illinois legislature and the U.S. Senate, he knows how things work)…..

But passing a purely democratic bill leaves the democrats in a vulnerable position in 2012…if some reason things don’t go good from the change coming from the bill…the Democrats will take the ENTIRE BLAME…somewhere smart politicians don’t like to be……

December 16, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Healthcare, Media, Politics, The Economy | , , , , | Leave a comment

France will follow Britains lead with a 50% tax on bank employee's bonuses…..

The French tax will have to be approved by their Parliament, and will  apply to all bonuses above $39,974, which is 27,500 Euro’s……..it is unknown if the tax would apply to all bank’s or just French National ones……

The policy will help politician’s in both country with the voters………

December 16, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Politics, Taxes, The Economy | , | Leave a comment