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SE's first YouTube video…….'Here comes the Sun ' a Dedication to the George Harrison of the Beatles…….

From SE……..

Link……..……

Thank you woodenships82…I loved this song when it came out and I still love it……

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April 1, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Media, Men, Movies, Music, Open thread, Other Things, PoliticalDogs SE posts, Updates | , , | 9 Comments

SE’s first YouTube video…….’Here comes the Sun ‘ a Dedication to the George Harrison of the Beatles…….

From SE……..

Link……..……

Thank you woodenships82…I loved this song when it came out and I still love it……

April 1, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Media, Men, Movies, Music, Open thread, Other Things, PoliticalDogs SE posts, Updates | , , | 9 Comments

SIkorsky slips two two years back on the initial flight of the Marines CH-53K…….

Is the Dog surprised?

Nope!

Why not?

Cause why should I be?

The Navy and the Marines have slipped up on the Marine One Chopper bid……which now is now being RE-BIDED!

So that the Navy can give the bid to Sikorsky.……. since they are obviously are so good …..that they can build a NEW Marine One Chopper…..

……better than the NINE choppers the Navy already has, but doesn’t know what to do with?

(oh, did I mention they where made by Augusta-Westland…and are just what the Bush White House Military Office ordered when the current Defense Secretary ok’d the the deal….but that’s another story )

Buy American folks!…….Let the taxpayers eat the overruns, delays and mess-ups!

It’s the American way!

Here’s the story on the CH-53K from Aviation Week…..

The first flight of the U.S. Marine Corps’ heavy lifter CH-53K helicopter has slipped two years to 2013, while its initial operational capability (IOC) has slid three years to 2018, officials have confirmed to AVIATION WEEK.

The date slips come as no surprise to the Marines and the CH-53K program office at Naval Air Systems Command (Navair). In January 2009, program manager Capt. Rick Muldoon submitted a Program Deviation Report for the aircraft’s critical design review (CDR) to the Pentagon acquisition headquarters. The CDR is now slated for September, representing a year’s delay.

“The FY ’18 IOC was directly tied to the [FY ’11] presidential budget,” Muldoon tells Aviation Week. The Marines had been hesitant to reveal new program milestone dates until the budget was finalized. “I needed to know the funding profile” prior to confirming a new plan for the aircraft, Muldoon says. “We’re delivering to the current execution schedule we laid in place, which ties in nicely to the FY ’18 IOC.”

Muldoon says the original CH-53K schedule was “overly aggressive.” The push to 2018 allows more time for manufacturer Sikorsky, the Navy and Marines to achieve the right technical maturity on all the aircraft systems……

More……..

My Previous Rants about the Marine One debacle….

Here…….

and

Here…….

April 1, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Travel, Updates, Women | , , , | 2 Comments

S. Epatha Merkerson Leaving 'Law & Order'……

S Epatha Merkerson

[ All good cops and bosses face retirement one day..…..}

It’s the end of an era. After 16 years on the job, Law & Order’s S. Epatha Merkerson is turning in the badge she wore as BS-free Lt. Van Buren at the end of the season. The Emmy-winning actress just phoned to discuss her emotional decision and what it may mean for her cancer-stricken alter ego.

How did you arrive at this decision?

S. EPATHA MERKERSON: It’s a graceful way to go. It’s the end of my contract this year, and the storyline has been so perfect. I’ve given it my best for 16 years. It’s time to move on. I’m doing other things and this will be a great way to leave what has been an extraordinary gig.

When did you make the decision?

More …..

April 1, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Crime, Entertainment, Law, Media, Other Things, Updates, Women | , , , , | Leave a comment

S. Epatha Merkerson Leaving ‘Law & Order’……

S Epatha Merkerson

[ All good cops and bosses face retirement one day..…..}

It’s the end of an era. After 16 years on the job, Law & Order’s S. Epatha Merkerson is turning in the badge she wore as BS-free Lt. Van Buren at the end of the season. The Emmy-winning actress just phoned to discuss her emotional decision and what it may mean for her cancer-stricken alter ego.

How did you arrive at this decision?

S. EPATHA MERKERSON: It’s a graceful way to go. It’s the end of my contract this year, and the storyline has been so perfect. I’ve given it my best for 16 years. It’s time to move on. I’m doing other things and this will be a great way to leave what has been an extraordinary gig.

When did you make the decision?

More …..

April 1, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Crime, Entertainment, Law, Media, Other Things, Updates, Women | , , , , | Leave a comment

The NBA standings as of 4/1/10…….

Folks, here is the latest NBA standings:

Western Conference:
Southwest Division
Dallas (2) 50-25
San Antonio (8) 45-29
Memphis (9) 38-36
Houston (10) 37-37
New Orleans (11) 35-41

Northwest Division
Utah (3) 50-26
Denver (5) 48-27
Oklahoma City (6) 46-28
Portland (7) 47-29
Minnesota (15) 15-60

Pacific Division
Los Angeles Lakers (1) 54-21
Phoenix (4) 49-26
L.A. Clippers (12) 27-48
Sacramento (13) 24-52
Golden State (14) 21-53

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
Boston (4) 47-27
Toronto (8) 37-37
New York (11) 26-47
Philadelphia (12) 26-49
New Jersey (15) 10-65

Southeast Division
Orlando (2) 52-22
Atlanta (3) 48-26
Miami (6) 41-34
Charlotte (7) 39-35
Washington (14) 22-52

Central Division
Cleveland (1) 59-16
Milwaukee (5) 41-33
Chicago (9) 35-39
Indiana (10) 28-47
Detroit (13) 23-51

Thank you CD!

April 1, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, Sports, Updates | , | 11 Comments

Daniel on tomorrows Jobs Report…..

[0401jobs]

Hello Dog and good evening!

Tomorrow the Monthly Jobs Report will come out and could lift Obama. WH hoping for a good Report POLITICO reports:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/35304.html

Daniel G.

Daniel…this teaser from the Wall Street Journal….

Jobs Picture Clouded by Long-Term Unemployed

New jobs numbers will be released Friday morning, and they are expected to show, at last, some significant creation of new jobs. A cheer will go up at the White House at this sign that the long climb out of the recession’s unemployment hole may have begun.

But any cheering will be tempered by nagging concern over an insidious problem lurking within the numbers: the startling number of Americans who have fallen into the ranks of not just the unemployed, but the long-term unemployed.

The numbers of long-term unemployed—defined as those unable to find a job for six months or …

More……..

April 1, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Projections, The Economy, Updates, Women | , , | Leave a comment

Daniel on Dino Rossi running in Washington State?

Hello Dog!
[  Rossi ]
Well, yet another sign how AFRAID the Democrats are of potentially losing their Senate Majority. They are launching Preemtive Strikes and TV Ads against Dino Rossi (R-WA) to discourage him from running.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/35297.html

HOW CAN A PARTY BE SO DESPERATE like yours DOG. It’s SHAMEFUL.

Your Party is afraid and rightly so.

RUN DINO RUN

Daniel G.

Daniel …he hasn’t come down one way or the other yet……..

April 1, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , , , | Leave a comment

Daniel…..NY-29: New York Governor Paterson WON'T schedule a Special Election + Democrats losing Top Recruit who was left in the Race…..

Hello Dog!

Hotline On Call as well as POLITICO reporting that New York State Governor David A. Paterson (D-NY) WON’T call a Special Election to replace fomer Congressman Eric Massa (D-NY 29) who resigned.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/35281.html

Democrats also lost their Top Recruit for the Seat who was left in the Race.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/35298.html

Anyways this Seat is lost regardless. Bank on it.

Daniel G.

More from timesunion.com…….

After Republican Tom Reed made a stink about it this morning, a spokeswoman for Gov. David Paterson issued this statement about a special election to replace Eric Massa in Congress:

“We have some serious concerns about the financial impact that a special election could have on the county level, especially because those counties are facing the same fiscal crisis that the state is facing,” said Maggie McKeon, a spokeswoman for the governor. “Furthermore, the Governor has no interest in disenfranchising military voters who are overseas, and who may not be given adequate time to vote given the short time frame of a special election calendar. This is some of what is being considered, but no final decision has been made yet.”

Update!……

Daniel advises me there will no vote at this time….read on….

Paterson Won’t Call Special For Massa Seat

April 1, 2010 12:18 PM
NY Gov. David Paterson (D) will not call a special election to fill the vacancy created by Rep. Eric Massa‘s (D) resignation earlier this month, according to news reports.

That’s a blow to the GOP, which saw the Corning-based district as its best chance to win a special election before the Nov. midterms.

More from Hotline On Call……

April 1, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , , , | 3 Comments

Daniel…..NY-29: New York Governor Paterson WON’T schedule a Special Election + Democrats losing Top Recruit who was left in the Race…..

Hello Dog!

Hotline On Call as well as POLITICO reporting that New York State Governor David A. Paterson (D-NY) WON’T call a Special Election to replace fomer Congressman Eric Massa (D-NY 29) who resigned.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/35281.html

Democrats also lost their Top Recruit for the Seat who was left in the Race.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/35298.html

Anyways this Seat is lost regardless. Bank on it.

Daniel G.

More from timesunion.com…….

After Republican Tom Reed made a stink about it this morning, a spokeswoman for Gov. David Paterson issued this statement about a special election to replace Eric Massa in Congress:

“We have some serious concerns about the financial impact that a special election could have on the county level, especially because those counties are facing the same fiscal crisis that the state is facing,” said Maggie McKeon, a spokeswoman for the governor. “Furthermore, the Governor has no interest in disenfranchising military voters who are overseas, and who may not be given adequate time to vote given the short time frame of a special election calendar. This is some of what is being considered, but no final decision has been made yet.”

Update!……

Daniel advises me there will no vote at this time….read on….

Paterson Won’t Call Special For Massa Seat

April 1, 2010 12:18 PM
NY Gov. David Paterson (D) will not call a special election to fill the vacancy created by Rep. Eric Massa‘s (D) resignation earlier this month, according to news reports.

That’s a blow to the GOP, which saw the Corning-based district as its best chance to win a special election before the Nov. midterms.

More from Hotline On Call……

April 1, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , , , | 3 Comments