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The Northeast may get a lot of snow over the weekend…….

The National Weather Service  is forecasting snow accumulations for the entire Eastern Seaboard…check your local Weather Channel or TV channel for updates, and get your shovels and snow blowers ready…….

For those looking for a white Christmas….stick around, it looks like you are going to be in luck……

Update:…..round my way we got 12″ of snow….

December 18, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Ecology, Media, Other Things, Updates, Weather | , , , | Leave a comment

The Dog welcomes all of its readers from twitter!

Keep following the Dog here…..we won’t bite….ruff, ruff

December 18, 2009 Posted by | Computers, Entertainment, Media, Other Things | | Leave a comment

The Healthcare Bill schedule up till Christmas for the Senate……

Here’s the schedule for the Healthcare Bill to move through the Senate from the New York Times……everything is subject to change……

From the New York Times:

Absent any unexpected quirks, Mr. Reid needs to hold five votes before he can get to a final, simple-majority vote on the health care legislation:

• 1 a.m. MONDAY – To end debate on “a manager’s package” that includes all the latest changes to the bill. 60 votes required.

• 7 a.m. TUESDAY – To approve the manager’s package. Simple majority required.

• Also TUESDAY – To end debate on Mr. Reid’s original health care proposal, as amended by the manager’s package. 60 votes required.

• 1 p.m. WEDNESDAY – To approve Mr. Reid’s original proposal. Simple majority required.

• Also WEDNESDAY – To end debate on the finalized health care legislation. 60 votes required.

• 7 p.m. THURSDAY, Christmas Eve (or anytime after the prior vote if all senators agree) – To approve the final bill. Simple majority required.

If Reid does get 60 on the Managers Amendment this thing goes through I believe.

December 18, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Healthcare, Media, Politics | , , , | 7 Comments

Pat Quinn stays ahead of the field in the latest Rasmussen poll Illinois Governor poll……

We did a poll on this race a few days ago, from a local source….the national polling people over at  Rasmussen concur with those results…..Pat Guinn is comfortably ahead in this race…..

Rasmussen Survey

Illinois Governor 2010

Patrick Quinn (D) 41 %
Andy McKenna (R) 33 %
Others 11 %
Undecided 15 %

Patrick Quinn (D) 45 %
Bill Brady (R) 30 %
Others 13 %
Undecided 13 %

Patrick Quinn (D) 41 %
Kirk Dillard (R) 30 %
Others 10 %
Undecided 19 %

Daniel Hynes (D) 43 %
Andy McKenna (R) 30 %
Others 5 %
Undecided 21 %

Daniel Hynes (D) 46 %
Bill Brady (R) 27 %
Others 8 %
Undecided 19 %

Daniel Hynes (D) 42 %
Kirk Dillard (R) 29 %
Others 8 %
Undecided 21 %

December 18, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls | , , | Leave a comment

New Rasmussen poll for Michigan Governor…….

Rasmussen Survey

Michigan Governor 2010

Mike Cox (R) 39 %
John Cherry (D) 34 %
Others 9 %
Undecided 17 %

Peter Hoekstra (R) 46 %
John Cherry (D) 32 %
Others 6 %
Undecided 16 %

Mike Bouchard (R) 42 %
John Cherry (D) 32 %
Others 6 %
Undecided 20 %

John Cherry had better start getting busy…he’s got a year to pull up his numbers………he’s behind all the Republicans…..is there anyone else THAT CAN RUN UP THERE?

December 18, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, Updates | , | Leave a comment

New Q polls for Pennsylvania Senate race……..

Quinnipiac University Pennsylvania Poll……

2010 Senate Race

Democratic Primary

Arlen Specter 53 %
Joe Sestak 30 %
Others 1 %
Undecided 15 %

General Election Match-Ups

Arlen Specter (D) 44 %
Patrick Toomey (R) 44 %
Others 1 %
Undecided 11 %

Patrick Toomey (R) 40 %
Joseph Sestak (D) 35 %
Others 1 %
Undecided 22 %

Ole’ Arlen comfortably ahead in the primary and neck and neck in the general….look for the guy to survive the switch over in parties……Sestak just ain’t getting it in both contests…

December 18, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Men, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

Jon and Kate Gosselin are divorced………

The divorce went thru a few hours ago with a judges sign off….Kate is happy…she gets custody of the kids and the house (she’s working)…Jon get ‘s visitation rights…..(he’s not working)…and is broke…he can only work for TLC…….

I hope he had agood time for the past six months…..cause he got taken to the cleaners….and he’s got no friends…..

Hell of a way to end a show, huh?

December 18, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Family, Media, Men, Updates | , | Leave a comment

The Right Wing campaign is alive, and out in there in the hustlings…..check it out……

While the media may showcase middle to left things…the right moves quietly and in earnest…here’s some of the stuff going on around the country from Charles Lemos over at mydd.com..

Here’s the link……

December 18, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Politics, Religion, Taxes, The Economy | , , , | Leave a comment

Nicole (Snooki) Polizzi loses her day job………..

The little “New Jersey Shore” reality star with the ‘do’ and good muscle toned legs, got fired from here $13 an hour receptionist job….she didn’t show up for work….she went to California to really make some money…..

That’s show business!

December 18, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media | , , , | Leave a comment

Twitter hacked last night……

Here’s the story from the Wall Street Journal……..

Twitter suffered a hacker attack in the early hours of Friday morning, which made its home page redirect to a site for the “Iranian Cyber Army.”

Twitter later Friday morning posted an update that said its domain name records “were temporarily compromised but have now been fixed” and promised another update “once we’ve investigated more fully.”

Iranian reformist Web site Mowjcamp also appeared to be hacked by the same group, and remained down into Friday.

Tech Web site TechCrunch has a number of screenshots and video of the hacks, which also affected Google’s listing for the sites, according to the TechCrunch postings.

It wasn’t immediately clear who was responsible for the attacks.

However, the attack comes as social media’s role in Iran has been in the spotlight in recent months. As The Wall Street Journal recently reported, Iran has been conducting a campaign of harassing and intimidating members of its diaspora world-wide — not just prominent dissidents — who criticize the regime, according to former Iranian lawmakers and former members of Iran’s elite security force, the Revolutionary Guard, with knowledge of the program.

Part of the effort involves tracking the Facebook, Twitter and YouTube activity of Iranians around the world, and identifying them at opposition protests abroad, these people say.

The crisis in Iran started with June’s controversial re-election of Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Claims of vote fraud spawned massive street protests, and a bloody crackdown.

.……could this have been a cyberwar incident?

December 18, 2009 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Computers, Crime, Entertainment, Politics, Updates | Leave a comment