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Cesar Millan Lit 500 Candles in Dog Daddy's Honor……

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Cesar Millan Lit 500 Candles in Dog Daddy's Honor

The Dog loves Cesar Millan…and is is sad to hear of the loss of Cesar’s #1 Dog….’Daddy.’….

Cesar Millan stopped by the PEOPLEPets.com offices yesterday, and while the Dog Whisperer star was bubbly as could be, he came with a heavy heart, still grieving the loss of his beloved pit bull Daddy. “I know that God needed him so he could help somebody over there,” Millan told us of his pup, who died last Friday. “He really embodied what it is to be there for somebody.”

Fighting tears, Millan told PEOPLEPets.com that he and his family chose to honor Daddy with happy memories. “Before my grandfather died, he said, ‘Please don’t cry when I’ve passed, because I’m going to be in a better place’,” Millan shared. “You can cry, or be joyful about that new experience.”

Millan revealed that he plans to build a temple celebrating Daddy on the highest point of his California ranch. He also lit 500 white candles in the pup’s honor — a Mexican tradition — and kept the 16-year-old’s ashes.

Though Daddy’s death certainly affected Millan’s 10 remaining pups, he said that he wants to do “what’s best for the pack,” and move on. “Animals grieve,” he shared, “but the pack has to stay balanced. That’s what Daddy would want.”

As for adding to his four-legged family, Millan said that there “will never be another Daddy.” But he does plan to rescue another dog — when the time is right. “We are going to bring another member to the pack,” he says, “a dog that needs our help, a dog that would be euthanized because nobody understands him.”

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February 28, 2010 Posted by | Animals, Breaking News, Education, Entertainment, Family, Media, Men, Other Things, Updates | , , | 1 Comment

Cesar Millan Lit 500 Candles in Dog Daddy’s Honor……

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Cesar Millan Lit 500 Candles in Dog Daddy's Honor

The Dog loves Cesar Millan…and is is sad to hear of the loss of Cesar’s #1 Dog….’Daddy.’….

Cesar Millan stopped by the PEOPLEPets.com offices yesterday, and while the Dog Whisperer star was bubbly as could be, he came with a heavy heart, still grieving the loss of his beloved pit bull Daddy. “I know that God needed him so he could help somebody over there,” Millan told us of his pup, who died last Friday. “He really embodied what it is to be there for somebody.”

Fighting tears, Millan told PEOPLEPets.com that he and his family chose to honor Daddy with happy memories. “Before my grandfather died, he said, ‘Please don’t cry when I’ve passed, because I’m going to be in a better place’,” Millan shared. “You can cry, or be joyful about that new experience.”

Millan revealed that he plans to build a temple celebrating Daddy on the highest point of his California ranch. He also lit 500 white candles in the pup’s honor — a Mexican tradition — and kept the 16-year-old’s ashes.

Though Daddy’s death certainly affected Millan’s 10 remaining pups, he said that he wants to do “what’s best for the pack,” and move on. “Animals grieve,” he shared, “but the pack has to stay balanced. That’s what Daddy would want.”

As for adding to his four-legged family, Millan said that there “will never be another Daddy.” But he does plan to rescue another dog — when the time is right. “We are going to bring another member to the pack,” he says, “a dog that needs our help, a dog that would be euthanized because nobody understands him.”

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February 28, 2010 Posted by | Animals, Breaking News, Education, Entertainment, Family, Media, Men, Other Things, Updates | , , | 1 Comment

What's Next for the Health Care Bill?

From PolitcalWire…..…..

Marc Ambinder notes the White House and Democrats had one mission on this morning’s political talk shows: “Prepare the political class for the President’s announcement, probably Wednesday, that he thinks the Senate ought to proceed with reconciliation to pass or modify a comprehensive health care bill.”

What’s still not clear is whether the House or Senate votes first.

On This Week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was quite clear she thought she had the 217 votes necessary but still sounded liked she wanted the Senate to move first.

The Dog is glad to see all the griping has finally resulted in the President and the Democrats in Congress getting over the ‘Scott Brown’ effect and moving forward on thus issue…..

February 28, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | | 5 Comments

What’s Next for the Health Care Bill?

From PolitcalWire…..…..

Marc Ambinder notes the White House and Democrats had one mission on this morning’s political talk shows: “Prepare the political class for the President’s announcement, probably Wednesday, that he thinks the Senate ought to proceed with reconciliation to pass or modify a comprehensive health care bill.”

What’s still not clear is whether the House or Senate votes first.

On This Week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was quite clear she thought she had the 217 votes necessary but still sounded liked she wanted the Senate to move first.

The Dog is glad to see all the griping has finally resulted in the President and the Democrats in Congress getting over the ‘Scott Brown’ effect and moving forward on thus issue…..

February 28, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | | 5 Comments

RNC Down to Three Finalists for 2012 Convention City……

From CQPolitcs…….

Republican candidates, activists and political reporters could be in for a sticky August 2012.

The Republican National Committee announced on Friday its three finalist cities to host the party’s 2012 presidential nominating convention. Two of the possibilities — Phoenix and Tampa — have a propensity to get hot and steamy in the summertime. The third option is Salt Lake City, which would be practically a hometown venue for 2012 aspirant Mitt Romney given the former Massachusetts governor’s Utah roots.

Average temperatures in Phoenix in August are above 100 degrees, while temperatures in Tampa are regularly in the 90s and rainy. Salt Lake City’s August weather is more tolerable, averaging in the 80s (not that we at CQ-Roll Call have a rooting interest, or anything).

The 12 members of the RNC’s site selection committee will visit the three locales in late March and early April, according to a news release from the RNC. The site committee will take a final vote at the RNC’s annual summer meeting in July, with the winner recommended to the party leaders.

February 28, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , , | 15 Comments

Air Jordan 2 Retro White/Metallic Silver-Natural Grey ….Released on Saturday 2/27……

This Saturday, February 27th, 2010, Jordan Brand will unleash its first Air Jordan 2 retro of this year in the form of the Air Jordan 2 Retro White/Metallic Silver-Natural Grey for $135.

Rarely do we see the Air Jordan 2; yet, a lot of you prefer its original colorways. This Air Jordan 2 White/Metallic Silver-Natural Grey is not too bad though. It owns a simple yet stylish color scheme as its predominately white leather base is overlayed by multiple natural grey and silver 3M reflective material hints. Is this a must-have for you tomorrow?

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February 28, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, Sneakers (Kicks), Sports, Updates | , , , | Leave a comment

Five ways to tell if your girls a keeper……..

From Maxim…..

We’ll list number 1 first…….

1. She offers to be your designated driver. First and foremost, when was the last time you offered to be her DD? When it comes to designated driving, use the rule of three: if you offer to drive her drunk ass around three times, and she doesn’t offer once, you might want to dump her.

Everyone knows about the car door scene in A Bronx Tale. This DD test is the modern-day equivalent to that scene (since everyone driving a respectable vehicle has remote-controlled locks, unless you’re riding around in an ’85 Honda it’s just not possible). Still, the lesson remains the same. If she offers to DD you and your drunk buddies to the club, she’s probably worth having around. If she doesn’t, she’s a selfish beyotch and you should consider yourself lucky to have recognized that early on.

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February 28, 2010 Posted by | Automobiles, Blogs, Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, Travel, Updates, Women | | Leave a comment

Conservative State Project endorses John Oxendine for Georgia Governor…….

Joining our long list of conservative candidate endorsements like Tom Coburn, Jim DeMint, Marco Rubio, Peter Schiff, Paul Broun, Peg Lusisk, Michael Williams, John Thune, Gary Herbert, Bob Vander Plaats, Jeff Flake, Sam Brownback, Ron Paul, Louie Gohmert, Tom Price, Tom McClintock, Spencer Bachus, and Rick Perry, Conservative State Project is pleased to endorse John Oxendine for Governor of Georgia.

Here are the issues that I base my endorsement of Oxendine on:

FairTax: If elected, John Oxendine has stated that he would implement the Fair Tax. For those who don’t know, the Fair Tax is a progressive national retail sales tax, a prebate to ensure no American pays federal taxes on spending up to the poverty level, Dollar-for-dollar federal revenue neutrality, and a repeal of the 16th Amendment through companion legislation. This is a very good idea and I believe it will truly help GA’s economy in a positive way.

GA Tax Code: If elected, John Oxendine has stated that we need to scrap the current Georgia tax code. He also says that Georgia needs to develop a revenue program based on our modern economy and not the Industrial Revolution’s, and that we must manage Georgia with a solid conservative, free enterprise philosophy, cut out those functions best managed by the private sector, and have a tax code that does not tax income. This is not only a good idea, this is a GREAT idea!

Transportation: If elected, John Oxendine has stated that, to solve the transportation problem, we must build a western bypass and a fallline freeway. This western bypass would start at Ringgold, go through Summerville, Carrollton, Newnan, and end at Macon. The fallline freeway would start at Colombus, go through Macon, and end at Augusta. This would ease the difficulty that the businesses in South Georgia have when they are going north to ship products. Another idea to ease congestion around the connector is to build a paralell connector, connecting I-85 to I-75, and also going through I-20.

Water: If elected, John Oxendine has stated that, to solve the Water problem, he would start the process of digging a series of state-owned and operated resivoirs over North Georgia. This will help to preserve water and give the local citizens access to their water, and it will help bring industry to Georgia.

Abortion: If elected, John Oxendine has stated that he will use the power of the Governor’s office to create an environment where abortion providers will not want to do business in Georgia any longer. He will enforce existing law and use the state Constitution to put Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers out of business in Georgia. Life is a precious gift from our Creator. Abortion is the taking of that precious gift, an innocent life. As Governor, he will oppose abortion at any point of gestation. Our support for life should be supplemented by an amendment to the Georgia Constitution proclaiming a “paramount right to life”.

Your thoughts.

February 28, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDogs SE posts, Politics, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

Jose Reyes gets a visit from the FBI……….

Federal agents spoke with Mets' Jose Reyes regarding his association with Dr. Anthony Galea.

Updated Feb 28, 2010 2:16 PM ET
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP)

Mets shortstop Jose Reyes said Sunday he met with federal investigators last week about a Canadian doctor accused of selling an unapproved drug known as Actovegin.

Dr. Anthony Galea, who also has treated golfer Tiger Woods and several other professional athletes, is facing four drug-related charges in his country. Galea’s assistant also has been charged in the U.S. for having HGH and another drug while crossing the border in September.

SI.com reported Saturday night that federal officials have told several athletes to expect grand jury subpoenas in the case. The Web site cited three anonymous sources familiar with the investigation.

The New York Times reported in December, citing anonymous sources, that the FBI opened an investigation into Galea based in part on medical records found on his computer relating to several professional athletes.

Reyes said he met with investigators for about 45 minutes at the Mets’ spring facility after they contacted him Thursday morning. One of his agents, Chris Leible, also was present.

“They just asked me basically how I met the guy and stuff like that and what he put in my body,” Reyes said. “I explained to them what he (was) doing. … I don’t worry about anything because I didn’t do anything wrong.”

Galea is known for a blood-spinning technique – platelet-rich plasma therapy – that is designed to help athletes recover from injuries. Reyes, who missed much of last season with right leg problems, said he spent five days in Toronto in September and was treated by Galea three times.

Reyes said investigators asked him if he used HGH.

“They asked me if he injected me with that. I say ‘No,”’ Reyes said. “What we do there, basically, he took my blood out, put it in some machines, spin it out and put it back in my leg. So I explained to them that.”

Reyes said he felt better for a while after the treatment but his leg still didn’t respond when he tried to push it. The shortstop had surgery in October to clean up some scar tissue remaining from a torn hamstring tendon behind his right knee.

The Daily News of New York was the first to report Reyes had met with investigators.

This heads-up from TPL……

February 28, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Government, Health, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, Sports, Updates | , , , , | Leave a comment

From SE…..The Texas races………

My Take On the 2010 TX Races

Here’s a rundown of how I think the TX races will go:

Governor: Incumbent GOP Governor Rick Perry is running for re-election. On the GOP side, Perry, US Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson, and Wharton County GOP Chairwoman Debra Medina are in the running. On the Democratic side, Physician Alma Ludivina Aguado, Teacher Felix Alvarado, Private Investigator Bill Dear, College Professor Clement Glenn, Homebuilder Star Locke, Businessman Farouk Shami, and Houston Mayor Bill White are in the running. On the Libertarian side, Katherine Youngblood Glass, Kenneth Griffin, former Frisco City Councilman Steve Nichols, MJ Smith, and Ed Tidwell are in the running. On the Independent side, David Carpenter, Businessman Fran Cavanagh, Curtis Hartfield, USAF Veteran Thomas Helm, Student Stephen McGee, Consultant Louis Podesta, Kenneth Richardson, Tea Party Activist Dale Robertson, John Roland Ross, Bartender Les Sanderfer, and Surveyor Kevin Sill are in the running. I expect Perry to escape a runoff 51-27-22 over Hutchinson and Medina. I expect White to demolish the opposition, and lose to Perry 55-42. GOP HOLD.

Lieutenant Governor: Incumbent GOP Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst is running for re-election. The GOP has unified behind Dewhurst. On the Democratic side, Democratic National Vice Chair Linda Chavez-Thompson, former Travis County DA Ronnie Earle, and Restaurant Owner Marc Katz are in the running. On the Libertarian side, Computer Engineer Scott Jamieson and Computer Technician Todd Minor are in the running. I expect Earle to defeat Thompson and Katz 59-36-5, and lose to Dewhurst 53-43. GOP HOLD.

Attorney General: Incumbent Attorney General Greg Abbott is running for re-election. The GOP has unified behind Abbott. The Democrats have unified behind Community Organizer Barbara Ann Radfonsky. On the Libertarian side, Businessman Barry Cooper and Computer Programmer Jon Roland are in the running. The Independents have unified behind Manager Ruben Torres. I expect Abbot to defeat Radfonsky 70-26. GOP HOLD.

State Comptroller: Incumbent GOP State Comptroller Susan Combs is running for re-election. The GOP has unified behind Combs. The Democrats have no announced or potential candidates. The Constitution Party has unified behind Data Systems Manager Alan Marsh. The Greens have unified behind ’08 Congressional Candidate Ed Lindsey. The Libertarians have unified behind former Pharmaceutical Research Scientist Mary Ruwart. Combs will crush the opposition. GOP HOLD.

State Land Commissioner: Incumbent GOP State Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is running for re-election. The GOP has unified behind Patterson. On the Democratic side, former Henderson County Justice of the Peace Bill Burton and former State Senator Hector Uribe are in the running. The Libertarians have unified behind James Holder. The Democratic Primary is a tossup. Patterson will defeat whoever the Democrats nominate. GOP HOLD.

State Agriculture Commissioner: Incumbent GOP State Agriculture Commissioner Tood Staples is running for re-election. The GOP has unified behind Staples. On the Democratic side, Country Singer Kinky Friedman and Whitehouse School Board Member Hank Gilbert are in the running. On the Libertarian side, Rick Donaldson and Leonard Nelson are in the running. I expect Friedman to smash his banjo upside Gilbert’s head 64-36, and lose to Staples 60-40. GOP HOLD.

State Railroad Commissioner: Incumbent GOP State Agriculture Commissioner Victor Carrillo is running for re-election. On the GOP side, Carrillo and Accountant David Porter are in the running. The Democrats have unified behind Attorney Jeff Weems. The Libertarians have unified behind Roger Gary. I expect Carrillo to defeat Porter 91-9, and defeat Weems and Gary 61-35-4. GOP HOLD.

US Congress: The GOP holds districts 1-3, 5-8, 10-13, 19, 21-22, 24, 26, and 31-32. The Democrats will hold 9, 15-16, 18, 20, and 27-30.

TX-04: Incumbent GOP Congressman Ralph Hall is running for re-election. On the GOP side, Hall, Telecommunications Executive Steve Clark, Businessmen John Cooper and Jerry Hall, Auto Racing Parts Company Owner Lou Gigliotti, and College Professor Joshua Kowert are in the running. The Democrats have unified behind former Hopkins County Attorney VaLinda Hathcox. The Libertarians have unified behind Realtor Jim Prindle. I expect Hall to crush all the opposition and crush Hathcox 66-34. GOP HOLD.

TX-14: Incumbent GOP Congressman Ron Paul is running for re-election. On the GOP side, Paul, School District Administrator John Gay, Business Consultant Tim Graney, and Chemical Worker Gerald Wall are in the running. On the Democratic side, Teacher Jeff Cherry, Attorney Winston Cochran, and Galena Park Police Chief Robert Pruett are in the running. The Libertarians have unified behind Attorney Eugene Flynn. The Independents have unified behind Auditor John Thomas Merrifield. Paul will crush Gay, Graney, and Wall 71-21-6-2. Pruett will win 87-9-4 over Cochran and Cherry. Paul will defeat Pruett 72-25. GOP HOLD.

TX-17: Incumbent Democratic Congressman Chet Edwards is running for re-election. The Democrats have unified behind Edwards. On the GOP side, Businessmen Rob Curnock and Bill Flores, Nurse Timothy Delasandro, University Official David McIntyre, and Developer Chuck Wilson are in the running. The Libertarians have unified behind Richard Kelly. On the Independent side, Retiree Tommy Smith and Truck Driver Dennis Yokie are in the running. I expect Curnock to emerge and defeat Edwards 51-47. GOP GAIN.

TX-23: Incumbent Democratic Congressman Ciro D. Rodriguez is running for re-election. On the Democratic side, Rodriguez and Iraq War Veteran Miguel Ortiz are in the running. On the GOP side, Investment consultant David Aquilar, Attorney Francisco Canceso, Podiatrist Joseph Gould, former CIA officer Will Hurd, retired Attorney Mike Kueber, and Physician Robert Lowery are in the running. On the Libertarian side, Jessie Bonley and IT Consultant Martin Nitschke are in the running. On the Independent side, Army Veteran Isaac Gallegos, Collections Agent James McCoy, and Businessman Craig Stephens are in the running. Rodriguez will defeat Ortiz 79-21. Canceso will win his Primary and defeat Rodriguez 52-48. GOP GAIN.

TX-25: Incumbent Democratic Congressman Lloyd Doggett is running for re-election. The Democrats have unified behind Doggett. On the GOP side, Opthamologist Donna Campbell and Environmental Contractor George Morovich are in the running. On the Libertarian side, Businessman Cory Bruner and General Contractor Jim Stutsman are in the running. On the Independent side, Pastor Dirk Edward Bauer and Sam Brannon are in the running. I expect Campbell to emerge 54-46 and defeat Doggett 51-49. GOP GAIN.

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February 28, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDogs SE posts, Politics, Updates, Women | , , | 6 Comments