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Why do women share more details about their relationsips than men?……

Whew!….that’s a hot one………Check out the post over at Up 4 Discussion……here’s the beginning of it……

Why do women share more details about their relationships than men?

Let’s not act shocked or surprised. It is no secret that women talk a lot more than men. Both women and men know this. If you want a quick example, look at the comments on my previous posts. My female readers have been holding me down. They comment and speak their minds every time…and I love that! There are also guys who have read my posts and commented and I appreciate that just as much.

But let’s keep it real, I know there are a lot more guys (and some ladies) who are reading my posts that just are not commenting. Hopefully, this post will awaken them and they will step out of the shadows and speak their mind like the ladies do. Don’t be SCARED!!! Yeah, I said it.

Getting back on topic, it isn’t necessarily a bad thing that women talk more than men, at least in certain situations. Yet, there are times when a woman’s talking can cause some issues. Most notably it is when she discusses intimate details about her relationship with individuals other than her partner.

In one word: WHY?


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January 7, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Media, Men, Other Things, Up 4 Discussion, Women | , , | Leave a comment

Reflection on Liberals and Progressives in the Democratic Party….

This from me on Harold Ford and Kirsten Gillibrand….

I hope he runs and takes every damn vote in the Five boro’s and wipes her butt…then all the liberal and progressives can eat it…just like they did from Obama in Iowa…….

http://politicaldog101.com/2010/…senate-version/

these same people against ford would rather embrace her ……

look at her poll numbers….they are for her…and she’ll take a hit from any Republican…even the mid night cleaner…..

more…….

really the left of the democratic party has to wake up…..minorities got there’s..the presidency….what has the left ever got?

live your political life in moderation….it’s easlier to get thru things that way…….

finally this…..

I’ve been listening to the lefty since the election…they got conned like everyone else…..

at least I know what the president is…and I can live with that and generally support him….

But you gotta get real people………

January 7, 2010 Posted by | Government, Healthcare, Media, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, The Economy | , , , | Leave a comment

The final Healthcare Bill will be more like the tamer Senate version….

Pelosi spent two hours addressing her Caucus via conference call on Thursday for the first time since she agreed to let the Senate bill serve as the vehicle for delivering a congressional health reform bill to the White House.

While this whole thing was dominating the headlines…you had to know things where going to play out this way….it had to …..Pelosi and Reid let the liberals and progressive’s have their say in the house….they let them have their vote…..no big fight with all those people running for re-election….let them go on record…..

But in the end…. I said Obama just wanted a bill…and that’s how it played…..

From day one I said Liberal and Progressives got captured in Iowa.…. ‘on the cheap’….

A whole lot of Obama looks a lot like Hillary Clinton….. two year’s ago…..

She has to be shaking her head …a lot these days…..

Haley Barbour was right…this President can surely sell what he wants…….

And right now….I’ll buy in……

January 7, 2010 Posted by | Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, The Economy | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Governement tries againt to charge Blackwater employees for crimes in Iraq…..

Two defense contractors working for a subsidiary of the former Blackwater Worldwide were charged today with shooting and killing two Afghan citizens in Kabul and wounding a third…..They were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Norfolk on charges including second-degree murder, attempted murder and firearms offenses. The indictment was unsealed Thursday afternoon.

The government hasn’t been doing too good in trying Americans in ‘war zones’ for crimes…..

In this case we’ll see how things develop…..

Oh, yea…you must know by now…they call themselves Xe Services….too much bad stuff associated with the name Blackwater these days…….

January 7, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Crime, Government, Law, Media, Men, Military, Politics, Updates | , , , | Leave a comment

The President issues his report………

Nothing new folks

He just wrestles the spotlight back from the Republicans…..

Like I said in my first post…..a failure to connect the dots…..

….And Guess what?

It can happen anytime again…..

The first line of defense will be the passengers and crew…..

Nothing has changed since the incident…..not a damn thing…..it’s not the way things work……

January 7, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Crime, Government, Law, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, September 11 | , , , | 2 Comments

I've seen it all…..La Cie introduces the 'Key' flash drive……really!

Will wonders ever cease??…….La Cie has introduced  the new CooKey and WhizKey USB flash drives. Like LaCie’s iamaKey, the CooKey and WhizKey feature key-like designs by 5.5 Designers……

The darn things look like plastic keys!…..Really……check the links…..the only way you know they are for real are the key tip indents with their covers…..

They come in capacities of 4G’s to 32G’s……

…….unbelievable…….

January 7, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Computers, Education, Media, Updates | , , | 1 Comment

I’ve seen it all…..La Cie introduces the ‘Key’ flash drive……really!

Will wonders ever cease??…….La Cie has introduced  the new CooKey and WhizKey USB flash drives. Like LaCie’s iamaKey, the CooKey and WhizKey feature key-like designs by 5.5 Designers……

The darn things look like plastic keys!…..Really……check the links…..the only way you know they are for real are the key tip indents with their covers…..

They come in capacities of 4G’s to 32G’s……

…….unbelievable…….

January 7, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Computers, Education, Media, Updates | , , | 1 Comment

SE on the Alabama races……

Our buddy SE from over at              did this post on the upcoming Alabama races at this time…….We’re hoping Artur Davis gains some traction…….and SE call’s for Parker Griffith to lose in the AL -5th!…..whew!…..that would be interesting…all that noise for nothing?

Here’s SE’s take………

Here’s a rundown of how I think the Alabama Races will go:

Governor: Incumbent GOP Governor Bob Riley is term-limited, thus setting up a free-for-all on both sides. On the GOP side, State Representative Robert Bentley, former State Community College System Chancellor Bradley Byrne, State Treasurer Kay Ivey, Real Estate Developer Tim James, former State Economic Development Director Bill Johnson, former State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, and Financial Analyst James Potts are in the running. On the Democratic side, Congressman Artur Davis, State Commissioner of Agriculture & Industries Ron Sparks, and Inventor Sam Franklin Thomas are in the running. I expect Kay Ivey to win the GOP Primary easily. The Democratic race is still up in the air. If the Democrats nominate Davis, Ivey has a slight edge. If Sparks is the nominee, it will be close til’ the end. GOP HOLD if Davis is the nominee, TOSSUP if Sparks is the nominee.

Lieutenant Governor: Incumbent Democratic Lieutenant Governor Jim Folsom Jr. is running for re-election. On the GOP side, State Senator Hank Erwin and Teacher Gene Ponder are in the running. The Democrats have unified behind Folsom Jr. I expect Erwin to win the GOP Primary and get crushed 57-43 by Folsom Jr. DEM HOLD.

Attorney General: Scandal-mired Incumbent GOP Attorney General Troy King is running for re-election. On the GOP side, King and Attorney Luther Strange are in the running. On the Democratic side, Attorney Michel Nicrosi and former State Democratic Party Chairman Giles Perkins are in the running. I expect King to defeat Strange 54-46 and Perkins to defeat Nicrosi 63-37. In the end, King narrowly wins 51-49. GOP HOLD.

Secretary of State: Incumbent GOP Secretary of State Beth Chapman is running for re-election. The GOP has unified behind Chapman. There are no announced Democratic Candidates, but two potential candidates are Secretary of State’s Office Administrator Ed Packard and former Secretary of State Nancy Worely. Chapman will defeat whoever the Democrats nominate, if anybody. GOP HOLD.

State Auditor: Incumbent GOP State Auditor Samantha Shaw is running for re-election. The GOP has unified behind Shaw, and there are no announced or potential Democratic candidates. GOP HOLD.

State Treasurer: Incumbent GOP State Treasurer Kay Ivey is running for Governor. On the GOP side, retired Businessman Terry Dunn, Accountant Ron Stokes, former State Treasurer and former State PSC Commissioner George Wallace Jr. are in the running. On the Democratic side, former State Conservation Commissioner Charles Grimsley and Attorney Jeremy Shearer are in the running. Wallace Jr. will handily defeat the GOP opposition and Grimsley will win 73-27 over Shearer. Wallace Jr. will defeat Grimsley 58-42. GOP HOLD.

State Commissioner of Agriculture & Industries: Incumbent Democratic State Commissioner of Agriculture & Industries Ron Sparks is running for Governor. The Democrats have unified behind Deputy State Agriculture Glen Zorn. On the GOP side, Walker County Economic Development Chair Dorman Grace, former State Conservation Commissioner John McMillan, and Businessman Dale Peterson are in the running. I expect McMillan to win 59-32-9 over Grace and Peterson. Zorn will narrowly defeat McMillan 53-47. DEM HOLD.

US Senate: Incumbent GOP US Senator Richard Shelby is running for re-election. The GOP has unified behind Shelby, and the Democrats have no announced or potential candidates. GOP HOLD.

US Congress: The GOP easily retains AL-01, AL-04, and AL-06. Here are the others:

AL-02: Incumbent Democratic Congressman Bobby Bright is running for re-election. On the GOP side, Montgomery City Councilwoman Martha Roby and Businessman Rick Barber are in the running. The Democrats have, reluctantly, unified behind Bright. The Independents have unified behind IT Manager Rob John. I expect Roby to be teabagged to death by Barber 52-48. Barber will defeat Bright 54-46. GOP PICKUP.

AL-03: Incumbent GOP Congressman Mike Rogers is running for re-election. The Gop has unified behind Rogers the Democrats have unified behind Attorney Josh Segall, and the Independents have unified behind Real Estate Broker Mark Layfield. Rogers will defeat Segall 55-43, with the rest going to Layfield. GOP HOLD.

AL-05: Incumbent GOP Congressman Parker Griffifth is running for re-election. On the GOP side, Griffifth, Madison County Commissioner Morris Brooks, and Businessman Les Phillip are in the running. There are no announced candidates on the Democratic side, but potential candidates include State Representative Marcel Black, State Senator Tom Butler, Huntsville School Board President Doug Martinson, and former Congressional Aide Steve Raby. I expect Brooks to defeat Griffifth and Phillip 51-45-4. I expect Butler to get in the race for the Democrats. Brooks will defeat Butler 56-44. GOP HOLD.

AL-07: Incumbent Democratic Congressman Artur Davis is running for Governor. On the Democratic side, Attorney Martha Bozeman, State Representative Earl Hilliard Jr., Frank Lankster, former Radio Journalist Patricia Evans Mokolo, Attorney Terri Sewell, Jefferson County Commissioner Sheila Smoot, and Mortgage Broker Eddison Waters are in the running. The GOP is unified behind Tea Party Activist Michele Waller. I expect a Runoff between Hilliard Jr. and Smoot, with Hilliard Jr. winning 53-47. Hilliard Jr. handily defeats Waller. DEM HOLD

POSTED BY SE-779 AT 12:58 PM

January 7, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, PoliticalDogs SE posts, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

Salazar will not go home to Colorado……..

Merlin is doing pretty darn good these days…..he called it!.…..

Statement from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar:

“Colorado needs a strong, experienced leader with optimism and new ideas for carrying our state forward. That is why I am endorsing John Hickenlooper for Governor of Colorado,” Salazar said.

“John Hickenlooper is a uniter. He transcends political and geographic divides to bring people together to develop solutions. If he decides to run, he will make an excellent Governor for the State of Colorado.”

January 7, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDogs Merlin, Politics, Polls | , | 2 Comments

Merlin backs up his call in Colorado with Rasmussen Poll numbers……Hickenlopper is the better choice…right now….

Merlin gets backing on his call for Salazar to stay in Washington and for Hickenhopper to run for Governor of Colorado……

Here’s the Rasmussen Poll numbers……..
Colorado Governor Race

Scott McInnis (R) 45 %
John Hickenlooper (D) 42 %
Others 5 %
Undecided 8 %

Scott McInnis (R) 47 %
Ken Salazar (D) 41 %
Others 2 %
Undecided 9 %

Scott McInnis (R) 47 %
Andrew Romanoff (D) 37 %
Others 6 %
Undecided 11 %

Note from Merlin:……
Keep in mind that who runs for Governor will affect the States Senate Race

One thing is clear:

Here are what Colorado Dems want. They want either a Salazar/Romanoff Ticket or a Hickenlooper/Romanoff Ticket.

They need to find a way to get Bennet out.

There may be another Dream Scenario:

A Hickenlooper/Salazar Ticket but that’s a LONGSHOT.

Update:…..it has been brought to the Dogs attention that Ken Salazar…..He was a 2 term AG before running for the senate and giving it up after 4 yrs to hold the Inter. Sec job….he’s got a good shot at the governorship.
There’s a growing hispanic population in Colorado which could give him an edge.

January 7, 2010 Posted by | Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDogs Merlin, Politics, Polls, Updates | , | 12 Comments