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Open Thread for January 9……..

How’s everyone doing!….The Peter Orszag post has blasted off the charts!…….check the original post about his switch in girlfriends and the follow-up letting us know where he works and what he does……Merlin has had a good time supplying the Dog with his good insight and polling numbers….SE is bringing up the rear with his information and views on the Southern states….JSin is getting us thinking, and the this Dog pound is walking in style!…..Thanks everbody and lets keep it rolling!

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January 8, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Media, PoliticalDog Calls, PoliticalDogs Merlin, PoliticalDogs SE posts, Politics, Polls, Up 4 Discussion | , , , | 86 Comments

Peter Richard Orszag……37th Director of the United States Office of Management and Budget…..

Here’s the Wiki information on the Director that may look like a college professor, but has burned up the net’ with his switch in girlfriends……..and becoming a daddy….. for the third time….

Here’s a New York Times piece on him also……

January 8, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Family, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Women | , | Leave a comment

The GOP loses a candiadate for the House seat in Virginia's 9th district……..

The Republicans are getting people who don’t want anything to do with Congress also….don’t let the headlines fool you…….

This from Mydd.Com’s Jonathan Singer……

Gotta wonder when the Beltway press will realize that Republicans are losing key candidates, too.

House Republican officials won’t be landing their top candidate to oppose Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.) in the state’s southwestern 9th district.Terry Kilgore (R), a member of Virginia’s House of Delegates, told The Washington Post Thursday that family considerations and his seniority in Richmond influenced his decision.

[…]

Republican strategists have said that Boucher is politically vulnerable because of his votes for the Democrats’ economic stimulus and cap-and-trade energy bills and because Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell (R) dominated the 9th district vote in the November 2009 election.

Virginia’s 9th Congressional district, where the GOP just lost their top recruit, tends to lean about 11 points more Republican than the nation as a whole. In 2008, John McCain carried the district by a 59 percent to 40 percent margin, and in 2009 Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell carried the district by a 66.4 percent to 33.6 percent margin. In other words, this is about as GOP-friendly a district as they come. Yet Republicans can’t even get their favored candidate to jump in the race when their “strategists” believe the Democratic incumbent is vulnerable?

January 8, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Updates | , , , , | 1 Comment

The GOP loses a candiadate for the House seat in Virginia’s 9th district……..

The Republicans are getting people who don’t want anything to do with Congress also….don’t let the headlines fool you…….

This from Mydd.Com’s Jonathan Singer……

Gotta wonder when the Beltway press will realize that Republicans are losing key candidates, too.

House Republican officials won’t be landing their top candidate to oppose Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.) in the state’s southwestern 9th district.Terry Kilgore (R), a member of Virginia’s House of Delegates, told The Washington Post Thursday that family considerations and his seniority in Richmond influenced his decision.

[…]

Republican strategists have said that Boucher is politically vulnerable because of his votes for the Democrats’ economic stimulus and cap-and-trade energy bills and because Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell (R) dominated the 9th district vote in the November 2009 election.

Virginia’s 9th Congressional district, where the GOP just lost their top recruit, tends to lean about 11 points more Republican than the nation as a whole. In 2008, John McCain carried the district by a 59 percent to 40 percent margin, and in 2009 Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell carried the district by a 66.4 percent to 33.6 percent margin. In other words, this is about as GOP-friendly a district as they come. Yet Republicans can’t even get their favored candidate to jump in the race when their “strategists” believe the Democratic incumbent is vulnerable?

January 8, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Updates | , , , , | 1 Comment

Senator Ben Nelson (D-Neb) blinks over the 'Nebraska Compromise"……

In getting his vote for the Healthcare Bill in the Senate….. Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb) held out for the ‘Nebraska Compromise’ that would exempt the state from paying certain Medicaid fee’s……….the GOP….. sensing a weakness..has gotten 13 Attorney General’s from states with Republican Governors to threaten legal action to get the same benefit……Nelson has also ran into a buzz saw of opposition to the bill back home in Nebraska which has a republican Governor….

In a bid to tramp down some of negatives he has earned for his action….. he has blinked….

Nelson has now let it be known that he would not be averse to the policy change of having any state of the union be able to get the “Nebraska ” deal…….

Sometimes a little sunlight cause a change, huh?

Payback is a b*t#h…….

January 8, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, The Economy | , , , , | 1 Comment

Senator Ben Nelson (D-Neb) blinks over the ‘Nebraska Compromise”……

In getting his vote for the Healthcare Bill in the Senate….. Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb) held out for the ‘Nebraska Compromise’ that would exempt the state from paying certain Medicaid fee’s……….the GOP….. sensing a weakness..has gotten 13 Attorney General’s from states with Republican Governors to threaten legal action to get the same benefit……Nelson has also ran into a buzz saw of opposition to the bill back home in Nebraska which has a republican Governor….

In a bid to tramp down some of negatives he has earned for his action….. he has blinked….

Nelson has now let it be known that he would not be averse to the policy change of having any state of the union be able to get the “Nebraska ” deal…….

Sometimes a little sunlight cause a change, huh?

Payback is a b*t#h…….

January 8, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, The Economy | , , , , | 1 Comment

'Jersey Shore' cast do a Conservative dressup Makeover for Touch Weekly Magazine…..

Here’s your crew….. wearing clothes!…….while sitting…and standing…..for the photo shoot at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel for ‘In Touch’ magazine…….

January 8, 2010 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Men, Travel, Women | , , | Leave a comment

‘Jersey Shore’ cast do a Conservative dressup Makeover for Touch Weekly Magazine…..

Here’s your crew….. wearing clothes!…….while sitting…and standing…..for the photo shoot at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel for ‘In Touch’ magazine…….

January 8, 2010 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Men, Travel, Women | , , | Leave a comment

Jared the Subway guy is going to try marriage…..again…..

Jared Fogle — the man who famously lost 245 lbs. by eating Subway — is engaged. He popped the question to his girlfriend of a year, Katie McLaughlin, a teacher, in November.

Ah, and he’s gained 40 pounds also!……..

Good luck guy……Question……Is Subway going to cater your wedding…for free?

January 8, 2010 Posted by | Entertainment, Family, Food, Health, Media, Men, Updates, Women | , , , | Leave a comment

Keyshia Cole is Engaged and with child…..

After months of Internet speculation and rumors, singer and BET reality show star Keyshia Cole is finally coming clean about her future: Yes, she’s planning a wedding with her NBA star fiancé, Daniel Gibson of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Yes, she’s pregnant with their first child. And yes, there is truth to the rumors of strife between her, her mother Frankie and her sisters Neffe and Elite.

Just keep singing girl!

January 8, 2010 Posted by | Entertainment, Family, Media, Men, Music, Women | , , | Leave a comment