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Robert Culp has passed…..

Culp

I will never forget Robert Culp with the Bill Cosby in ‘ I Spy’……Never…….

Actor Robert Culp, best known for his role as an international tennis star and globe-trotting secret agent in the hit 1960s television series “I Spy,” died Wednesday morning after a fall at his Hollywood home, authorities said.

The 79-year-old actor was rushed to Queen of Angels hospital shortly after 11 a.m. after hitting his head while taking a walk outside his home in the 1800 block of El Cerrito Place, said LAPD Lt. Bob Binder. He was found by a jogger who called 911, and paramedics, patrol officers and detectives responded to the scene.

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March 24, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Fiction, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Updates | , , , | 3 Comments

Daniel……Ohio Governor & Senate: PPP Poll shows Democrats still in striking distance despite INCREDIBLY UGLY Approvals for Obama & Strickland ….

Hello Dog!

Public Policy Polling (PPP) released Numbers from their Ohio Statewide Poll showing Democrats still within striking Distance in both Races. This is likely the only good News your Party Candidates have. The Poll is pretty ugly otherwise. Only 33 % Approve of the Job Governor Strickland (D-OH) is doing as Governor. President Barack Obama has only a 40 JA in the Buckeye State. These Numbers are by far more worse then the Numbers for the most recent Rasmussen Poll.

With these Numbers in mind PPP Co-Pollster Tom Jensen asks right: “How many Seats will Dems lose in the Midwest?”

Public Policy Polling Survey

Ohio Governor 2010

General Election

[ Kasich and Strickland ]
Former U. S. Rep. John Kasich (R)  42 %
Incumbent Governor Ted Strickland (D)  37 %
Undecided  21 %

Major Candidates Websites:

http://www.kasichforohio.com
http://www.tedstrickland.com/

Ohio Senate 2010

General Election

[ Brunner, Portman and Fischer ]

Former U. S. Rep. Robert J. “Rob” Portman (R)  38 %
Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner (D)  37 %
Undecided  24 %

Former U. S. Rep. Robert J. “Rob” Portman (R)  41 %
Lieutenant Governor Lee Irwin Fisher (D)  36 %
Undecided  23 %

Major Candidates Websites:

http://www.robportman.com/
http://www.jenniferbrunner.com/
http://www.fisherforohio.com/home

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  40 %
Disapprove  53 %
Not Sure  7 %

Governor Ted Strickland (D)

Approve  33 %
Disapprove  47 %
Not Sure  20 %

Senator Sherrod Brown (D)

Approve  32 %
Disapprove  39 %
Not Sure  29 %

Senator George Voinovich (R)

Approve  33 %
Disapprove  42 %
Not Sure  26 %

Health Care Reform Plan

Favor  39 %
Oppose  54 %
Not Sure  6 %

Full Results of the Poll including Candidates Favorables can be found here:

http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/

Analysis:

I’m very surprised Brunner is doing that well. Maybe Fisher isn’t the real Deal for Democrats. Who knows?. We surely will find out on Primary Day May 4th.

Daniel G.

Daniel….I’m not surprised by these numbers for Obama one bit……Remember the Democratic Primary?……Guess who lost this state?….The election saw Obama win by only about 300,000 votes……People here never really were for Obama….with this Economy why should they be?…..The state is democratic  at heart…and it’s senators have an excellent chance at winning re-election….

March 24, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , , | 6 Comments

Daniel…..North Carolina Senate: Burr still leads Democrats comfortably……

Hello Dog!

A new Statewide Survey in the Tar Heel State shows Incumbent Senator Richard M. Burr (R-NC) still has a leg up over his two Main Democratic Rivals.

Rasmussen Survey

North Carolina Senate  2010

General Election

Incumbent Senator Richard M. Burr (R)  51 %
Secretary of State Elaine Marshall (D)  35 %
Others  6 %
Undecided  8 %

Incumbent Senator Richard M. Burr (R)  51 %
Ex State Senator J. Calvin “Cal” Cunningham (D)  32 %
Others  7 %
Undecided  11 %

Major Candidates Websites:

http://www.burrforsenate.org/
http://www.elainemarshall.com/
http://www.calfornc.com/home

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  42 %
Disapprove  57 %

Governor Beverly “Bev” Perdue (D)

Approve  43 %
Disapprove  56 %

Analysis:

Nothing new here. We’ve to wait how the Democratic Primary plays out.

Daniel G.

March 24, 2010 Posted by | Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , | 1 Comment

Daniel….Vermont Governor & Senate: BIG SURPRISE; Lt. Governor Brian Dubie (R-VT) leads 5 Top Democrats, Leahy cruising to Re-Election…..

Hi Dog!

Big Surprise here in Vermont. A new Statewide Survey shows Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie (R-VT) ahead of 5 Top Democratic Challengers. While it’s suprising that Dubie leads at this Point keep in mind Dubie won 2 Elections as Lieutenant Governor on his OWN MERRITS as the Governor & Lt. Governor aren’t running on Tickets here. Meanwhile Vermont will be one of the Senate Seats Democrats should have no trouble holding on.

Rasmussen Survey

Vermont Governor 2010

General Election

Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie (R)  46 %
Secretary of State Deborah “Deb” Markowitz (D)  39 %
Others  4 %
Undecided  10 %

Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie (R)  51 %
State Senate President Pro Tempore Peter Shumlin (D)  33 %
Others  6 %
Undecided  10 %

Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie (R)  48 %
Former Lieutenant Governor Doug Racine (D)  35 %
Others  5 %
Undecided  12 %

Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie (R)  52 %
State Senator & Businesswoman Susan Bartlett (D)  26 %
Others  7 %
Undecided  14 %

Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie (R)  51 %
’06 Lieutenant Governor Nominee Matt Dunne (D)  29 %
Others  6 %
Undecided  14 %

Major Candidates Websites:

http://briandubie.com/
http://www.debforvermont.com/
http://www.shumlinforgovernor.com/
http://dougracine.com/
http://www.bartlettforgovernor.com/
http://www.mattdunne.com/

Vermont Senate 2010

Incumbent Senator Patrick J. “Pat” Leahy (D)  58 %
Generic Republican Candidate (R)  33 %
Others  2 %
Undecided  7 %

Major Candidates Websites:

http://www.leahyforvermont.com/
http://www.danielfreilich.com/
http://lenbritton.com/

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  60 %
Disapprove  39 %

Governor Jim Douglas (R)

Approve  64 %
Disapprove  36 %

Analysis:

My hunch is we’ll be seeing a Dubie – Markowitz Race in November. Although Leahy has drawn a token Primary Challengers he’ll cruise to a 7th Term in November – GUARANTEED.

Daniel G.

March 24, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , | 1 Comment

Daniel…..Maryland Governor: BREAKING NEWS; Former Governor Robert "Bob" Ehrlich (R-MD) has DECIDED for a Rematch with Governor O'Malley (D-MD) …..

Hi Dog!

HE’S IN:

From POLITICO

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0310/34940.html

POLITICO also has this Scoop:

REMATCH: Former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich plans to mount a comeback bid against Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley this year, WJLA-TV reported Wednesday.

Ehrlich will announce his run on April 7 in Rockville, according to the station. The former governor will also make a campaign stop at his childhood home in Arbutus that evening.

Ehrlich was elected governor of his state in 2002, becoming the first Republican to hold that office since Spiro Agnew. O’Malley ousted him in the 2006 elections by a six-point margin. – Alex Isenstadt

From WJLA-TV:

http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/0310/719032.html
Daniel G.

They really need to change the law in that state to two terms..the one term thing is stupid and wastes a lot of money making each race more expensive…..

The Dog….

March 24, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , | 17 Comments

Daniel…..Maryland Governor: BREAKING NEWS; Former Governor Robert “Bob” Ehrlich (R-MD) has DECIDED for a Rematch with Governor O’Malley (D-MD) …..

Hi Dog!

HE’S IN:

From POLITICO

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0310/34940.html

POLITICO also has this Scoop:

REMATCH: Former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich plans to mount a comeback bid against Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley this year, WJLA-TV reported Wednesday.

Ehrlich will announce his run on April 7 in Rockville, according to the station. The former governor will also make a campaign stop at his childhood home in Arbutus that evening.

Ehrlich was elected governor of his state in 2002, becoming the first Republican to hold that office since Spiro Agnew. O’Malley ousted him in the 2006 elections by a six-point margin. – Alex Isenstadt

From WJLA-TV:

http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/0310/719032.html
Daniel G.

They really need to change the law in that state to two terms..the one term thing is stupid and wastes a lot of money making each race more expensive…..

The Dog….

March 24, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , | 17 Comments

The N.F.L. will Change Playoff Rules for Overtime…..

[ Jets Coach Rex Ryan said he was swayed by statistics on teams’ success in overtime. ]

The Owners have voted to move the overtime rule away from the ‘sudden death’ one they currently have for playoff games that favors the team that wins the coin toss……to a policy….”that will give each team at least one possession in the extra period unless the team that wins the overtime coin toss scores a touchdown on its first possession.”

It thought that the feelling about the change is so strong that it will probably end up being for the entire regular session also…..

The crux of the rule is to make overtime outcomes less dependent on the coin flip. If the team that has possession of the ball first scores a touchdown, the game is over. But if it kicks a field goal, the other team would get a possession and would win with a touchdown. If nobody scores on the first drives, or if both teams kick field goals, the game will revert to sudden death.

The change is expected to alter traditional overtime strategy.Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis said that the team with the first possession would have to consider going for a first down on fourth-and-short rather than attempting a lengthy field goal. And the team with the second possession — knowing what it needs to win, or at least to keep the game going — would be aware of when a field goal would be enough. That, McKay said, would offset the disadvantage of losing the coin toss.

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March 24, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Media, Men, Other Things, Sports, Updates | , | 1 Comment

Ann Coulter gets canceled in Canada …..Tells student to "Take a camel"….

Coulter explained the comment as 'satire.'

The anorexic blond known for her ‘off the cuff’ remarks outdid herself  this time….

While preparing to do a show at a college in Ottawa, Canada ….she got into it with a student……

Security at the University of Ottawa scrapped the right-wing darling’s talk when more than 2,000 students showed up to protest her telling a Muslim student Monday to “take a camel” as an alternative to flying.

Coulter’s tasteless comment came after previously she told a gathering that Muslims shouldn’t be allowed on airplanes and should take “flying carpets.”

The camel quip came when Muslim student Fatima Al-Dhaher challenged Coulter on the remark – and told her she didn’t have a flying carpet.

“What mode of transportation?” Coulter responded. “Take a camel.”

Students jeered Coulter’s remarks, and showed up in mass Tuesday night let her know she was not welcome at the school.

Coulter tried to explain away her comments Tuesday as “satire.”

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March 24, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Counterpoints, Education, Entertainment, Media, Other Things, Politics, Religion, Updates, Women | , , , | 4 Comments

Ann Coulter gets canceled in Canada …..Tells student to “Take a camel”….

Coulter explained the comment as 'satire.'

The anorexic blond known for her ‘off the cuff’ remarks outdid herself  this time….

While preparing to do a show at a college in Ottawa, Canada ….she got into it with a student……

Security at the University of Ottawa scrapped the right-wing darling’s talk when more than 2,000 students showed up to protest her telling a Muslim student Monday to “take a camel” as an alternative to flying.

Coulter’s tasteless comment came after previously she told a gathering that Muslims shouldn’t be allowed on airplanes and should take “flying carpets.”

The camel quip came when Muslim student Fatima Al-Dhaher challenged Coulter on the remark – and told her she didn’t have a flying carpet.

“What mode of transportation?” Coulter responded. “Take a camel.”

Students jeered Coulter’s remarks, and showed up in mass Tuesday night let her know she was not welcome at the school.

Coulter tried to explain away her comments Tuesday as “satire.”

More…….

March 24, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Counterpoints, Education, Entertainment, Media, Other Things, Politics, Religion, Updates, Women | , , , | 4 Comments

Daniel…..Wisconsin Senate: Thompson readying Feingold Senate Challenge….

Morning Dog!

Honestly I’ve had my doubts that Thompson would be running against Feingold. Those doubt however seem to be erasing as Days have gone by.

If you judge the lastest Article from the Weekly Standard which is usually a good Barometer if Republican Candidates are running it’s getting pretty clear that Tommy will be running against Russ.

Advisers to Thompson now saying he’s 75 % in and will likely announce after Easter.

It could be an Easter Monday Bombshell or something like that.

Link:

http://weeklystandard.com/blogs/tommy-thompson-mulls-senate-run

The Article mentions Thompson RESIGNED from the Bord of Directors of CNS Response, a health care data Company.

Real Clear Politics & Pollster.com Averages:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2010/senate/wi/wisconsin_senate_feingold_vs_thompson-1179.html

http://www.pollster.com/polls/wi/10-wi-gov-ge-tvf.php

Daniel G.

Daniel…..75% Huh?…..not 100% ?

March 24, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , | 11 Comments