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Open Thread for January 15…….

Okay…The Mass election is real popular here and we’ve talked endlessly about…We’ll do some more going up to election night……Merlin is working his crystal ball and the Dog is always looking for more pack members…..we are even getting some brave souls to post comments here…Come on!….we’re looking for you out there…by the way if you have an idea or a subject you’d like us to talk about,  jump in, we’re always looking for new ideas…and we need  your comments.….bark along with up……we love howling!…..

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January 14, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Media, Open thread, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Updates |

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  1. Majority Would Vote Against Obama

    A year into his tenure, a majority of Americans would already vote against Pres. Obama if the ’12 elections were held today, according to a new survey.

    The Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor poll shows 50% say they would probably or definitely vote for someone else. Fully 37% say they would definitely cast a ballot against Obama. Meanwhile, just 39% would vote to re-elect the pres. to a 2nd term, and only 23% say they definitely would do so.

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | January 14, 2010 | Reply

  2. none of that counts….. since he’s not running…the instant he starts to run…his numbers jump up…..you can’t really believe all the BS floating around out there….

    Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  3. and your first on the new thread!

    Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  4. Obama’s approval rating is down to 47%, the poll showed, a 14-point drop since the April survey. 45% disapprove, up 17 points from April. Only 41% say they trust Obama more than Congressional GOPers, while 33% pick the GOP over the WH. That 8-point gap is down from a 21-point edge Obama sported as recently as Sept.

    Just 34% say the country is moving in the right direction, down 13 points since April, and 55% say it is off on the wrong track, up 13 points over the same period.

    ———————————————-
    I would like to thank the countless hours all of you have put into finally making me start to make think positively AGAIN about the citizens in the USA

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | January 15, 2010 | Reply

    • you welcome…..

      On Obama….. we have another three years….

      No matter what the polls say…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  5. james

    WE are looking good

    The majority of the people desire the same thing WE desired before the 08 PRIMARY season

    someone OTHER than Obama

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  6. After four trials in five years ended with hung juries, federal prosecutors appear to have given up on convicting John A. “Junior” Gotti of mob-related charges.

    The U.S. Attorney’s office in New York filed notice on January 8 of nolle prosequi, or non-prosecution, and it was promptly signed by a judge.

    “The case is over, it’s dismissed and it cannot be brought back,” said attorney Ron Kuby, who testified at Gotti’s trial and represented his father, “Teflon Don” John Gotti Sr..

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  7. BREAKING NEWS

    7News / Boston Herald / Suffolk University Poll

    MA-SEN Special

    Scott Brown (R) 50 %
    Martha Coakley (D) 46 %
    Joe Kennedy (I) 3 %
    Undecided 1 %

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/politics/view/20100114brown-out_poll_shows_scott_brown_trumping_martha_coakley/srvc=home&position=0

    http://www1.whdh.com/features/articles/hiller/BO133471/

    Comment by Merlin (Daniel G.) | January 15, 2010 | Reply

    • the second poll….huh?

      Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  8. Can you check this out – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbnRwibgULI ?

    Comment by PeggyW | January 15, 2010 | Reply

    • Peggy……I watched the first minute of this……are you kidding me?….where did you find this guy????????

      Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  9. The Pollster.com Aggregate now shows:

    Coakley (D) 47,7 %
    Brown (R) 45,8 %

    http://www.pollster.com/polls/ma/10-ma-gov-ge-bvco.php

    Nate Silver from FiveThirtyEight also now joins Cook & Rothenberg in calling this Race a Toss-Up.

    He says it’s right 48 % for each on the nose.

    Comment by Merlin (Daniel G.) | January 15, 2010 | Reply

    • listen there is no doubt that Brown is on the move….I still think Coakley pulls it out….

      Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  10. Morning everyone………

    Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  11. sorry this this is slow morning for me…just got finished having a good time talking to my middle son…..

    Ok…onward!

    Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  12. Hi James,

    I’m back.

    Comment by Merlin (Daniel G.) | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  13. Coakley by 6 my call!

    Comment by Illinois Brandon | January 15, 2010 | Reply

    • love ya brandon!…..I have it by 5…but I stick by my post!

      Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

    • Anyones guess now:

      I say neither wins by more than 2.

      Comment by Merlin (Daniel G.) | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  14. I’m sticking with 5%…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  15. Daniel I got to drop my wife off…be back in about 20 minutes please hold down the fort…I have to do a bit of posting when I return and we can bs!…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  16. The SC civil air patrol is going to the District to patrol for another possible 09.11.01

    There was a warning Yemen was planning a strikw

    Any transmissions of such plan should be coming form the HEAD terrorist Obama

    My crystal ball is going with 11:06 am

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | January 15, 2010 | Reply

    • what?……Yo TPL..you alright today?…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  17. james,

    Check my Update on MA-SEN.

    Pollster.com now shows Brown ahead.

    http://www.pollster.com/polls/ma/10-ma-gov-ge-bvco.php

    Comment by Merlin (Daniel G.) | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  18. yea…i just saw that….i put that fact in the post on things are up in the air….

    Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  19. Where are the NY Senate Post?

    Comment by Merlin (Daniel G.) | January 15, 2010 | Reply

    • done…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  20. james,

    Please do check your e-Mail yet again.

    Comment by Merlin (Daniel G.) | January 15, 2010 | Reply

    • and posted

      done….

      Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  21. CA-SEN

    james,

    things get more ominous for your Party and now we’ve yet another Reason why the MA-SEN is so close and Dems struggling in Blue States.

    I received a heads up that Rasmussen is going to release a 3pm ET CA-SEN Poll showing Boxer in a TIE with Fiorina and barely ahead of DeVore & Campbell

    Comment by Merlin (Daniel G.) | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  22. i don’t care about boxer…..i’m out again for a few…busy day…i’ll be back….

    Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  23. james,

    Please check your e-Mail yet again.

    Comment by Merlin (Daniel G.) | January 15, 2010 | Reply

    • going over….

      Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  24. what?……Yo TPL..you alright today?…..
    ————-

    You know the story I had prior knowledge about 09.11.01 and the talking heads like to play DUMB and act like WE didnt

    If my terror alarms goes off I am going to talk

    I am not holding it in no matter the scowls I may get

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | January 15, 2010 | Reply

    • TPL…I know…you told me this before….

      Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  25. james,

    I’ve crunched out my New Hampshire Projections. Please see your e-Mail.

    Comment by Merlin (Daniel G.) | January 15, 2010 | Reply

    • going over….

      Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  26. james,

    Another Democrat bails out: This time it’s Vic Snyder (D-AR-2)

    I had him on my Retirement Watch List:

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    January 15, 2010

    Washington D.C. – U.S. Representative Vic Snyder (AR-02) issued the following statement today:

    “2010 will be a robust election year during which great forces collide to set the direction for our country for another two years. Over the last several weeks Betsy and I have had discussions with family and friends including other members of Congress (Rep. David Price, Rep. Susan Davis, and our own Sen. Mark Pryor) regarding the appropriate balance between family and Congressional service when a family has very young children. I have concluded that these election-year forces are no match for the persuasive and powerful attraction of our three one-year old boys under the leadership of their three-year old brother, and I have decided not to run for re-election. It is the greatest professional honor of my life to represent Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives, and I am so grateful to the people of Arkansas to have had this wonderful opportunity. That honor will now pass to someone else at the conclusion of this term.”

    “This decision has not been an easy one. Two weeks ago my campaign manager came on board, but that first morning I advised him to do nothing to begin the campaign because of my doubts regarding running. The onset of the new year, the time I always begin organizing my campaigns, did nothing to remove these doubts.”

    “I have put very little thought into what the work side of my life will look like at the end of this term, although it is clear from observing how much our four little boys eat that I will be working for a long, long time.”

    Comment by Merlin (Daniel G.) | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  27. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    January 15, 2010

    Washington D.C. – U.S. Representative Vic Snyder (AR-02) issued the following statement today:

    “2010 will be a robust election year during which great forces collide to set the direction for our country for another two years. Over the last several weeks Betsy and I have had discussions with family and friends including other members of Congress (Rep. David Price, Rep. Susan Davis, and our own Sen. Mark Pryor) regarding the appropriate balance between family and Congressional service when a family has very young children. I have concluded that these election-year forces are no match for the persuasive and powerful attraction of our three one-year old boys under the leadership of their three-year old brother, and I have decided not to run for re-election. It is the greatest professional honor of my life to represent Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives, and I am so grateful to the people of Arkansas to have had this wonderful opportunity. That honor will now pass to someone else at the conclusion of this term.”

    “This decision has not been an easy one. Two weeks ago my campaign manager came on board, but that first morning I advised him to do nothing to begin the campaign because of my doubts regarding running. The onset of the new year, the time I always begin organizing my campaigns, did nothing to remove these doubts.”

    “I have put very little thought into what the work side of my life will look like at the end of this term, although it is clear from observing how much our four little boys eat that I will be working for a long, long time.”

    Comment by Merlin (Daniel G.) | January 15, 2010 | Reply

    • I had Snyder on my Retirement Watch List so i’m glad he bailed out.

      Comment by Merlin (Daniel G.) | January 15, 2010 | Reply

      • you been working on thqat crystal ball, huh?

        Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010

    • Daniel G

      I am glad you, Corey, Kyle, and marc will be happy with all the GOP victories on election night in 2010

      I SADLY only have cannabis initiatives and hoping they all pass

      and the HOPE McMaster is defeated in the GOP primary in SC

      Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  28. to tell you the truth…I’m tired of the Coakley thing already……it changes by the hour…have the vote already!

    Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  29. have the vote already!
    ———–

    As someone that do not prefer early voting

    I say lets wait till Tuesday and HOPE Joe Kennedy wins

    and all those that oppose burdensome Govt taxes, wars, and Support the RIGHT to same sex court house marriage

    can party all through the night

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  30. one thing I’m sure of…he won’t win…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  31. Next Dem. Retirement will hopefully be Rep. Allan Mollohan of West Virginia.

    Comment by Merlin (Daniel G.) | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  32. I see moderate guy is going negative on Brown, huh?

    Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  33. well if they can send a democrat to the state legislaure there…democrats have a chance…even after they elected a GOP Governor…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  34. james b

    what motivates you to please Obama

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  35. TPL..they were pounding you hard at P1 just now……. huh?

    Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  36. James B

    Just Pretorian.. I take full responsibility for his suicide

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  37. Pretorian isn’t going anywhere…….

    Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  38. James B

    Oh ,but they all die in due time

    and he will as well

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  39. I used to like the gut

    Then after he admitting to be the impostor of me and SE–779

    he was shunned

    I will not miss the character

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  40. * guy

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  41. none of us like imposters…….

    Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  42. James B

    I especially dont like them

    It is one thing to impersonate for fun such as myself as Barack Obama for Halloween or on my phone calls with my friends when I do my different CIC voices , or to adopt similarites out of affection such as my PICKING up of Conservative Democrat BIG WORDS

    ,but one takes one’s name WHILE THAT person is present just boils my blood

    and even more upsetting is the fact Pretorian went after SE–779 and sexually verbally assaulted numerous times who had stated he was 14 at the time

    WE all knew SE–779 stated he was 14

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | January 15, 2010 | Reply

    • I think he was bit older than that….but one never knows…

      Comment by jamesb101 | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  43. Morning everyone.

    Well, we did get a new Poll out for the Massachusetts Senate Special Election.

    American Research Group Survey

    Scott Brown (R) 48 %
    Martha Coakley (D) 45 %
    Joe Kennedy (K) 2 %
    Undecided 3 %

    Please visit http://www.americanresearchgroup.com as I can’t access the Site.

    I’m sure when the Dog comes back today he can look at the Independent Vote.

    Comment by Merlin (Daniel G.) | January 16, 2010 | Reply

    • he is……..

      Comment by jamesb101 | January 16, 2010 | Reply

      • james,

        Can you sent me an e-Mail of the American Research Group Survey. I can’t access the Site.

        Thanks.

        I need the full Survey.

        Comment by Merlin (Daniel G.) | January 16, 2010

      • done

        jb

        Comment by jamesb101 | January 16, 2010

      • james,

        I send you an Update on MA. Check your e-Mail

        Comment by Merlin (Daniel G.) | January 16, 2010

      • ok…..

        Comment by jamesb101 | January 16, 2010

  44. james B

    I have cooled down at my anger at Pretorian

    It is just so hard on me when people are insensitive about my rape

    Matt Tuozzo(Chisa) LOVES talking about the joy of rape and bestiality and the police just let it slide

    I was SO dumb I was given a phone call at work warning me I was going to get raped and I told them to go and try because there was an officer in the store at the time

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | January 16, 2010 | Reply

    • glad to hear that…..just keep truckin……

      Comment by jamesb101 | January 16, 2010 | Reply

  45. Pollster.com Average

    Coakley trails by 3,5 Points

    http://www.pollster.com/polls/ma/10-ma-gov-ge-bvco.php

    Polling Alert:

    We’ll get 2 more Polls for this Race:

    PPP to release their Poll Sunday Night around 10-11pm ET

    Research 2000/DailyKos to release their Final Poll on Monday.

    Comment by Merlin (Daniel G.) | January 16, 2010 | Reply

  46. James B

    Interesting photo PROJECTIONS if these are accurate looks like OBL has gotten fairly fat in the face

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | January 16, 2010 | Reply


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