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Open Thread for January 19……..

Well……. we get see what happens in the Mass Special Senate race today…..It’s now up to the voters …….

The situation in Haiti continues… with rescues still being made, and slow progress in organizing the country…….

Congress is back in session ….and I got my truck back from the dealer and saved $200…….

We’ll see about Healthcare and the Democrats……

Thank you…. to all of my pack memebers….and……

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January 18, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Media, Open thread, Other Things, Politics, Updates | | 43 Comments

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of January 18……

The Zeigeist (economic data) for the week of January 18, 2010…..

Pollster.com

Obama Average Job Approval   48.3%

Pollster.com

Obama Favorability   53.7%

Pollster.com

Right Direction / Wrong Track   36.5% / 55.8%

Pollster.com

Congressional Approval   19.8%

Standard & Poor’s

S&P 500    1,136.03 (up 301 points since 1/20/09)

National Federation of Independent Businesses

Small Business Optimism Index   88.0 (down 0.3% from November)

ABC News/Washington Post

Consumer Comfort Index   47 points below zero

U.S. Department of Labor

Initial Weekly Jobless Claims   444,000 (down 141,000 since 1/20/09)

Bankrate.com

Interest on 30-Year Fixed Mortgage   5.18%

RealtyTrac

Newly foreclosed properties in December    349,519

U.S. Department of Labor

Unemployment   10.0%

U.S. Department of Labor

Consumer Price Index   +0.1 in December

Mortgage Bankers Association

Quarterly Delinquency    9.64%

National Association of Realtors

Sales of Existing Homes, Annual Rate ( Monthly )   6.54 million in November  ( 7.4% from October)


January 18, 2010 Posted by | Economic Data (Zeitgeist), Media, Polls, The Economy, Updates | , , , | Leave a comment

Larry 'Pants on the Ground' Pratt …on "The View"…..

Here’s a YouTube clip of the old timer,  on “The View”, who’s been through a little bit, on his walk to stardom…..

Here’s the link….he sure knows how to have fun with the ladies…..

And this guy won his meal ticket already!…….

January 18, 2010 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Men, Music | , , , | Leave a comment

Larry ‘Pants on the Ground’ Pratt …on “The View”…..

Here’s a YouTube clip of the old timer,  on “The View”, who’s been through a little bit, on his walk to stardom…..

Here’s the link….he sure knows how to have fun with the ladies…..

And this guy won his meal ticket already!…….

January 18, 2010 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Men, Music | , , , | Leave a comment

The Golden Globes……What they wore……

Here’s the Pictures from US Magazine…..

And from People Magazine…..

January 18, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Movies, Music, Updates, Women | , , , | Leave a comment

'I LOVE New York', says Harold Ford……

The ex-US House member from Tennessee, loves his new home city…( he’s like a lot of transplanted New Yorker’s )……and he’s a bit of a regular guy…..

The Dog saw him with other Black politicians at ceremonies celebrating Martin Luther King Day…….

That’s the spirit!…….

Run Harold ….Run!

January 18, 2010 Posted by | Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Travel | , , | Leave a comment

‘I LOVE New York’, says Harold Ford……

The ex-US House member from Tennessee, loves his new home city…( he’s like a lot of transplanted New Yorker’s )……and he’s a bit of a regular guy…..

The Dog saw him with other Black politicians at ceremonies celebrating Martin Luther King Day…….

That’s the spirit!…….

Run Harold ….Run!

January 18, 2010 Posted by | Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Travel | , , | Leave a comment

Obama's election did not mean a 'free for all' of the left …….

When President Obama won his job…..Liberal and Progressive’s danced in the streets…celebrated and pronounced the GOP Dead on the Arrival……

How wrong they were…….

The Dog shock his head in wonder and amazement at the outpouring of statements by liberal’s and lefty’s about the President and the his policies……

We have watch one by one as the President surprise and then pisses the left and progressives off by moving consistently to the center of policy decisions……

This because the President knows that Americans go about right down the center and tend to lean to the right…not the left……With this in mind the President and Martha Coakley may find out what Jon Corzine and other have…that the Economy…the Healthcare Bill and lousy campaigning are not going bring those same people that voted for the president back to vote democratic…….

And another little secret to consider….. a lot of people gave Obama the nod..because he wasn’t Bush and they properly figured out John McCain would never be a good president……

After tomorrow’s vote what is the president going to do with the Healthcare Bill, The Economy and lousy democratic candidates?

January 18, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Law, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Taxes, The Economy, Updates, Women | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Obama’s election did not mean a ‘free for all’ of the left …….

When President Obama won his job…..Liberal and Progressive’s danced in the streets…celebrated and pronounced the GOP Dead on the Arrival……

How wrong they were…….

The Dog shock his head in wonder and amazement at the outpouring of statements by liberal’s and lefty’s about the President and the his policies……

We have watch one by one as the President surprise and then pisses the left and progressives off by moving consistently to the center of policy decisions……

This because the President knows that Americans go about right down the center and tend to lean to the right…not the left……With this in mind the President and Martha Coakley may find out what Jon Corzine and other have…that the Economy…the Healthcare Bill and lousy campaigning are not going bring those same people that voted for the president back to vote democratic…….

And another little secret to consider….. a lot of people gave Obama the nod..because he wasn’t Bush and they properly figured out John McCain would never be a good president……

After tomorrow’s vote what is the president going to do with the Healthcare Bill, The Economy and lousy democratic candidates?

January 18, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Law, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Taxes, The Economy, Updates, Women | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Martin Luther King Day 2010…….

From Wiki……

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a United States Federal holiday marking the birthdate of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King’s birthday, January 15. King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. He was assassinated in 1968.

The campaign for a federal holiday in King’s honor began soon after his assassination. Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed in 1986. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.

January 18, 2010 Posted by | Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Travel, Updates | | 3 Comments