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'The Jersey Shore' on 'The View'………….

The View’s Sherri Shepherd did her best “Guidette Impersonation” as the cast of MTV’sJersey Shore made their debut on the ABC gabfest on Tuesday. Sherri and the usually Prim & Proper Elisabeth had a ball shooting the breeze with the gang from Seaside Heights– including fan faves Snooki, The Situation, and Pauly D. Whoopi and Shore hater Joy, on the other hand, looked like they would have had a better time getting a root canal!

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The Situation even offered up nicknames for the co-hosts. We have:

-Moderator Whoopi Goldberg as “The Administration.”

-Joy Behar’s negative banter about the show earned her the title of “The Assumption.”

-Elisabeth Hasselbeck was christened “The Attraction.”

-Sherri’s Snooki pouf got her the nickname “The Duplication.”

February 23, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, Updates, Women | , , | 3 Comments

‘The Jersey Shore’ on ‘The View’………….

The View’s Sherri Shepherd did her best “Guidette Impersonation” as the cast of MTV’sJersey Shore made their debut on the ABC gabfest on Tuesday. Sherri and the usually Prim & Proper Elisabeth had a ball shooting the breeze with the gang from Seaside Heights– including fan faves Snooki, The Situation, and Pauly D. Whoopi and Shore hater Joy, on the other hand, looked like they would have had a better time getting a root canal!

Link…………

Link……….

The Situation even offered up nicknames for the co-hosts. We have:

-Moderator Whoopi Goldberg as “The Administration.”

-Joy Behar’s negative banter about the show earned her the title of “The Assumption.”

-Elisabeth Hasselbeck was christened “The Attraction.”

-Sherri’s Snooki pouf got her the nickname “The Duplication.”

February 23, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, Updates, Women | , , | 3 Comments

Lebron PlayStation Kicks………

In honor of his sixth appearance at the NBA All-Star game, Lebron James was given the sneakers every gamer and sneakerphile in America would exchange their first-born for: the PlayStation Nike Air Trainer I.

These custom-made kicks are not even for sale, and best of luck trying to find a giveaway or charity fundraiser that’ll have these as a prize—only 24 exist in the whole world. So, excuse us if we were a bit on the jealous side as we stood just two feet from them when they were shown at the PlayStation 3 Player’s Lounge during All-Star Weekend. (We apologize for the journalist drool in advance, Lebron.)

A collaborative effort between Nike and Sony for their years of tit-for-tat (Sony TVs used at Nike events, Nike sneaks used at Sony events, etc.), the Air Trainers feature stylized X’s and O’s—the buttons you’d find on a PS3controller—drawn along the sides, with the year PlayStation came into existence (1994) emblazoned on the back of the left shoe. The coup de grace is the PS logo sewn into the tongue flaps.

The sneakers were first introduced in September 2009, so it’s a wonder any of them are still around to give away. But when The King is in town, you have to pull out all the stops, which is why the sneakers were paired with a custom-painted PSPGo laser-engraved with his logo. Fellow All-Stars Amare Stoudemire and Kevin Durant were also given similar packages, so it’s safe to say the only possible way to get your hands on these is to become a professional NBA groupie. Sorry!

February 23, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, Sneakers (Kicks), Updates | , , , | 2 Comments

From Daniel G…….Wisconsin Governor: Republicans having the edge……

Hello Dog!

A new Statewide Survey in the Badger State showing Republicans still with an edge over Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D-WI).

Rasmussen Survey

[Scott Walker and Tom Barrett ]

Wisconsin Governor 2010

Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker (R)  49 %
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D)  40 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  10 %

Former U. S. Rep. Mark Neumann (R)  44 %
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D)  42 %
Others  4 %
Undecided  10 %

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  47 %
Disapprove  52 %

Governor Jim Doyle (D)

Approve  40 %
Disapprove  60 %

I think now especially for my Republican Friends it’s crystal clear why I want Neumann to run against Feingold. Neumann doesn’t have a “Snowball Chance” of beating Walker in the Republican Governor Primary not to mention that Walker is ALSO FROM MILWAUKEE and could cut in Barrett’s Support there.

Dear NRSC John Cornyn:

“Stop trying wooing former Governor Tommy Thompson (R-WI) into the Senate Race. Just pick up the Phone dear friend and convince Neumann to switch Races. That’s excatly what we need now.

February 23, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , | 2 Comments

From CD….a Texas History Lession……the longest-serving Texas governors…..(including Rick Perry)…..

1. Coke R. Stevenson (D), 35th Governor from August 4, 1941-January 21, 1947: as lieutenant governor, ascended to the governorship; re-elected in 1942 and 1944, didn’t run again in 1946.

2. Allan Shivers (D), 37th Governor from July 11, 1949-January 15, 1957: as lieutenant governor, ascended to the governorship upon the death of Governor Beauford Jester (D); re-elected in 1950, 1952, and 1954. Did not seek 4th term in 1956 due to political scandals.

3. Price Daniel (D), 38th Governor from January 15, 1957-January 15, 1963.

4. John Connally (D), 39th Governor from January 15, 1963-January 21, 1969.

5. Dolph Briscoe (D), 41st Governor from January 16, 1973-January 16, 1979.

6. Bill Clements (R), 42nd and 44th Governor from January 16, 1979-January 18, 1983; January 20, 1987-January 15, 1991.

7. Rick Perry (R), 47th Governor since December 21, 2000: as lieutenant governor, ascended to the governorship upon the resignation of Governor George W. Bush (R); re-elected in 2002 and 2006 (most likely this year again).

February 23, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, CD @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , | 4 Comments

From CD……Tammy Duckworth WILL NOT run for Illinois Lieutenant Governor for the Democrats……

From the Chicago Tribune…….

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn‘s first choice for running mate declined the offer Tuesday, with Tammy Duckworth telling the governor she made a commitment to President Barack Obama and the nation’s veterans to serve as a top-ranking federal Veterans Affairs official.
Quinn had favored Duckworth to replace the embattled Scott Lee Cohen, who won the Feb. 2 primary for lieutenant governor but resigned the nomination days later following damaging revelations about his personal conduct. Quinn discussed the position with Duckworth during a visit to the National Governors Association meetings in Washington over the weekend.

Democratic leaders are to gather March 15 to formally select a running mate for Quinn. State Rep. Art Turner, of Chicago, who finished second to Cohen in the primary three weeks ago, is campaigning to fill the vacancy. But the ticket is already dominated by the Chicago area, and some party officials are considering candidates from downstate in the interest of regional balance.
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February 23, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, CD @ PolitcalDog, Government, Health, Media, Military, Other Things, Updates, Women | , , | 4 Comments

The Public Option appears top be dead….

This from The Hill……

After months on life support, the public option died Tuesday.

The White House and House leaders on Tuesday pronounced the government-run health program dead even as some Democratic senators continued their effort to resurrect it.

The move is a clear indication that President Barack Obama and leading Democrats are wary of another intra-party battle on the public option. Last year, Democrats lost valuable time debating the issue, leading to many missed deadlines.

The number of Senate Democrats voicing support for including a public option in the final healthcare bill — and for using reconciliation rules to pass that legislation in the Senate — grew to 25 Tuesday. But that’s still 25 votes short, with little to no chance of reaching the necessary 50.

The White House on Tuesday squelched any momentum the public option had attracted over the last week.

At his daily briefing on Tuesday, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said that Obama chose not to include a public option in the healthcare plan he released on Monday based on an acknowledgment that the Senate simply lacks the votes for such a maneuver.

“We have seen, obviously, that though there are some that are supportive of this, there isn’t enough political support in a majority to get this through,” Gibbs said. “The president … took the Senate bill as the base and looks forward to discussing consensus ideas on Thursday.”

The second-ranking Democrat in the House, where support for a public option had been the strongest, made similar arguments. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) indicated that the public option is likely dead, citing Obama’s decision not to include it in his healthcare proposal that was released on Monday.

More………

February 23, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Healthcare, Law, Media, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , | 2 Comments

ESPN suspends Tony Kornheiser………for 'On Air Comments' about Hanna Storm's Clothing…..

Sometimes things just come out of your mouth…..they just slip out…….

If you can’t say something nice… well, then you might be Tony Kornheiser. The former Washington Post columnist, now moved on to nationwide fame and fortune as a radio and TV sports commentator, has never been known as a sweet talker.

But it seems he sniped too far this time: ESPN has suspended him for two weeks for on-air comments trashing his network colleague Hannah Storm‘s “horrifying outfit,” as he called it.

Here’s what he said on his ESPN Radio show last week, after watching Storm anchor ESPN’s “SportsCenter”:

“She’s got on red go-go boots and a Catholic school plaid skirt… way too short for somebody in her 40s or maybe early 50s by now… She looks like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body… Come on now! Stop! What are you doing?”

(Storm is 47, if you were wondering.)

The line drew chuckles from co-host Gary Braun and visiting Post reporter Liz Clarke who agreed Storm’s outfit had “a Lolita-esque quality, appealing to the fantasy of — well, let’s stop there.”

On his show last Friday, Kornheiser, 61, explained at length how he had called Storm to apologize. He reminded listeners that he routinely trashes the clothing choices of Hoda Kotb and Bob Costas, and that “no one should take anything I say about them personally, because I am a troll.” (Also: “It is nothing to what Imus has said about me!”)

But he was missing Monday from his regular stint on ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption,” which he explained on Tuesday’s radio show:

“I have been sent to the sidelines from PTI for a while… If you put a live microphone in front of somebody, eventually, that person will say something wrong. This was one of the times I said something wrong… without any question, I broke the rules and this is the punishment that’s come.”

ESPN confirmed his suspension from PTI later in the day. The time-off doesn’t apply to Kornheiser’s radio gig; the station is affiliated with ESPN but not owned by it. Executive vice president John Skipperreleased a statement saying:

“Tony Kornheiser’s comments about Hannah Storm were entirely inappropriate. Hurtful and personal comments such as these are not acceptable and have significant consequences… Hannah is a respected colleague who has been an integral part of the success of our morning SportsCenter.”

February 23, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, Sports, Updates, Women | , , , | 6 Comments

ESPN suspends Tony Kornheiser………for ‘On Air Comments’ about Hanna Storm’s Clothing…..

Sometimes things just come out of your mouth…..they just slip out…….

If you can’t say something nice… well, then you might be Tony Kornheiser. The former Washington Post columnist, now moved on to nationwide fame and fortune as a radio and TV sports commentator, has never been known as a sweet talker.

But it seems he sniped too far this time: ESPN has suspended him for two weeks for on-air comments trashing his network colleague Hannah Storm‘s “horrifying outfit,” as he called it.

Here’s what he said on his ESPN Radio show last week, after watching Storm anchor ESPN’s “SportsCenter”:

“She’s got on red go-go boots and a Catholic school plaid skirt… way too short for somebody in her 40s or maybe early 50s by now… She looks like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body… Come on now! Stop! What are you doing?”

(Storm is 47, if you were wondering.)

The line drew chuckles from co-host Gary Braun and visiting Post reporter Liz Clarke who agreed Storm’s outfit had “a Lolita-esque quality, appealing to the fantasy of — well, let’s stop there.”

On his show last Friday, Kornheiser, 61, explained at length how he had called Storm to apologize. He reminded listeners that he routinely trashes the clothing choices of Hoda Kotb and Bob Costas, and that “no one should take anything I say about them personally, because I am a troll.” (Also: “It is nothing to what Imus has said about me!”)

But he was missing Monday from his regular stint on ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption,” which he explained on Tuesday’s radio show:

“I have been sent to the sidelines from PTI for a while… If you put a live microphone in front of somebody, eventually, that person will say something wrong. This was one of the times I said something wrong… without any question, I broke the rules and this is the punishment that’s come.”

ESPN confirmed his suspension from PTI later in the day. The time-off doesn’t apply to Kornheiser’s radio gig; the station is affiliated with ESPN but not owned by it. Executive vice president John Skipperreleased a statement saying:

“Tony Kornheiser’s comments about Hannah Storm were entirely inappropriate. Hurtful and personal comments such as these are not acceptable and have significant consequences… Hannah is a respected colleague who has been an integral part of the success of our morning SportsCenter.”

February 23, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, Sports, Updates, Women | , , , | 6 Comments

From Daniel G…… Georgia Governor: Former Governor Roy Barnes (D-GA) fades but still within striking Distance….

Hello Dog!

A new Poll out of the Peach State shows former Governor Roy Barnes (D-GA) fading but still within striking Distance.

Rasmussen Survey

Georgia Governor 2010

Secretary of State Karen Handel (R)  45 %
Former Governor Roy Barnes (D)  36 %
Others  5 %
Undecided  14 %

State Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine (R)  45 %
Former Governor Roy Barnes (D)  37 %
Others  7 %
Undecided  10 %

U. S. Rep. Nathan Deal (R)  43 %
Former Governor Roy Barnes (D)  37 %
Others  7 %
Undecided  14 %

State Senate President Eric Johnson (R)  37 %
Former Governor Roy Barnes (D)  37 %
Others  8 %
Undecided  18 %

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  42 %
Disapprove  57 %

Governor Sonny Perdue (R)

Approve  51 %
Disapprove  48 %

Full Results at Rasmussen Reports.com

No surprise here. After all Georgia is a Southern State and you would expect Democrats having trouble in the current Political Climate. Barnes is still within 10 Points of all 4 Republican Challengers. That’s good for him.

February 23, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , , | 4 Comments