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"American Idol ' Update…two go home……..

My wife is pissed…..

How could this happen?

Kate got sent home…and Simon  clearly did not like here….

Siobhan got major props from her for telling Simon …she ‘isn’t just one type of singer’……

My wife thinks Simon is getting to be a knucklehead because he’s leaving the show after this season….

And she agree’s with me that Adam Lambert is a born performer…….

Siobhan Magnus who sang her own version of “Suspicious Minds” this week was told by “American Idol” host,Ryan Seacrest, she was safe on Wednesday nights elimination show.

As Seacrest delivered the good news to Magnus, she nodded her head in relief and slid back to the “safe” couch.

Fans feared that Magnus would be at least in the bottom three because the judges were not very impressed with her past two performances.

But America feels different.

A record nubmer of “Idol” fans, 34 million, voted this week and although it’s not known how many of those votes Magnus recieved she was in the top five anyway.

This week two contestants were eliminated (last week the judges saved Big Mike).

Andrew Garcia and Katie Stevens were told it was the end of the road for them.

Although Magnus wasn’t sent home she showed an array of emotions for her fellow contestants that were sent home.

She cried tears of sadness for Garcia as he sang his final song of the show.

More tears followed for Stevens as she sang “Let it Be,” on the Idol stage.

Magnus is now in the top seven.

More from Amy Andrews……..


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April 14, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Music, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Updates, Women | , , | 5 Comments

“American Idol ‘ Update…two go home……..

My wife is pissed…..

How could this happen?

Kate got sent home…and Simon  clearly did not like here….

Siobhan got major props from her for telling Simon …she ‘isn’t just one type of singer’……

My wife thinks Simon is getting to be a knucklehead because he’s leaving the show after this season….

And she agree’s with me that Adam Lambert is a born performer…….

Siobhan Magnus who sang her own version of “Suspicious Minds” this week was told by “American Idol” host,Ryan Seacrest, she was safe on Wednesday nights elimination show.

As Seacrest delivered the good news to Magnus, she nodded her head in relief and slid back to the “safe” couch.

Fans feared that Magnus would be at least in the bottom three because the judges were not very impressed with her past two performances.

But America feels different.

A record nubmer of “Idol” fans, 34 million, voted this week and although it’s not known how many of those votes Magnus recieved she was in the top five anyway.

This week two contestants were eliminated (last week the judges saved Big Mike).

Andrew Garcia and Katie Stevens were told it was the end of the road for them.

Although Magnus wasn’t sent home she showed an array of emotions for her fellow contestants that were sent home.

She cried tears of sadness for Garcia as he sang his final song of the show.

More tears followed for Stevens as she sang “Let it Be,” on the Idol stage.

Magnus is now in the top seven.

More from Amy Andrews……..


April 14, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Music, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Updates, Women | , , | 5 Comments

Zoe Saldana…….

29. Zoe Saldana

This actress…who isn’t hard to look at…works…….

Zoe Saldana

The New Jersey native earns her sexy stripes playing every fanboy’s fantasy, the communicative Lieutenant Uhura inStar Trek. She’s come a long way since being nominated for “Best Kiss” with the future Mr. Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards.

See Zoe’s gallery.

This is how it is for Zoë Saldaña these days: After making “Star Trek,” “Avatar” and the soon-to-be-released comic-book actioner “The Losers,” her version of a down-scale project is the remake of the modest British comedy “Death at a Funeral,” starring some of the biggest names in comedy — Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Columbus Short, James Marsden and Danny Glover, and directed by Neil LaBute.

“I’d be shooting a scene with Columbus and Tracy would be by craft service, like,” she says in a pretty solid Morgan bellow, ” ‘Yo!’ Chris would be just relaxing. You know what it felt like, is at Thanksgiving when everybody’s traveling from various places. … People arriving, baking the cookies, ‘Don’t touch the … turkey!’ ‘Oh, my God, it’s 2 o’clock already, can I have a drink?’ That’s what it felt like, one big Thanksgiving Day and everyone was just arriving, unpacking and cracking jokes and they’ll get to you eventually. Eventually, we’re going to sit down and have a turkey.”

More……..

April 14, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Entertainment, Media, Movies, Other Things, Women | | 1 Comment

20 ' Funny cause it's true' Facebook

Facebook fan pages are not only for declaring your love for your favorite band or website. They are the new way to say how you feel, the things you do, and how you do them. It is a personality statement. We all have those friends on Facebook that become fans of about 17,000 of these pages and, every now and then, you will get a chuckle because the name of them will hit close to home. Here are 20 of such examples.

You can click the images of each page if you would like to join the movement, you can CLICK HERE if you’d like to join the KU movement!

I Will Go Slightly Out of My Way To Step On A Crunchy-Looking Leaf

Checking the fridge every ten minutes to see if any food magically appeared

I hate when its quiet and your eating something crunchy


The guy who discovered milk….What was he doing with that cow?

When we were little,Why were we so scared of our parents counting to three?

I HATE running out of hot water in the middle of a shower!

I dont look out windows at night because Im afraid of seeing a face.

Eating all the fries BEFORE you get home…….

More……..

April 14, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Computers, Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, Updates, Women | | Leave a comment

20 ‘ Funny cause it’s true’ Facebook

Facebook fan pages are not only for declaring your love for your favorite band or website. They are the new way to say how you feel, the things you do, and how you do them. It is a personality statement. We all have those friends on Facebook that become fans of about 17,000 of these pages and, every now and then, you will get a chuckle because the name of them will hit close to home. Here are 20 of such examples.

You can click the images of each page if you would like to join the movement, you can CLICK HERE if you’d like to join the KU movement!

I Will Go Slightly Out of My Way To Step On A Crunchy-Looking Leaf

Checking the fridge every ten minutes to see if any food magically appeared

I hate when its quiet and your eating something crunchy


The guy who discovered milk….What was he doing with that cow?

When we were little,Why were we so scared of our parents counting to three?

I HATE running out of hot water in the middle of a shower!

I dont look out windows at night because Im afraid of seeing a face.

Eating all the fries BEFORE you get home…….

More……..

April 14, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Computers, Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, Updates, Women | | Leave a comment

Daniel…..Crist as an Independent in Florida's Senate race?

Florida Senate:

Governor Crist Political Advisors pushing him to ABANDON his Republican Primary Campaign and run as Independent.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304604204575182411691733770.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

More:

After putting up a Statement just last week saying he wouldn’t run as Indie Crist today dodged a Question about his Political Future.

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20100414/APP/1004142711?tc=ar

The Filling Deadline in Florida is April 30th. The Florida Legislature Session ends this month.

Even More:

Quinnipiac to release Florida Poll early tomorrow morning on the Florida GOP Primary as well as testing Crist as Republican and as Independent in the General Election.

http://twitter.com/QuinnipiacPoll/status/12178740919

Daniel G.

Gosh!…sometimes politcs IS fun……

April 14, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Projections, Updates | , | Leave a comment

Daniel…..Crist as an Independent in Florida’s Senate race?

Florida Senate:

Governor Crist Political Advisors pushing him to ABANDON his Republican Primary Campaign and run as Independent.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304604204575182411691733770.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

More:

After putting up a Statement just last week saying he wouldn’t run as Indie Crist today dodged a Question about his Political Future.

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20100414/APP/1004142711?tc=ar

The Filling Deadline in Florida is April 30th. The Florida Legislature Session ends this month.

Even More:

Quinnipiac to release Florida Poll early tomorrow morning on the Florida GOP Primary as well as testing Crist as Republican and as Independent in the General Election.

http://twitter.com/QuinnipiacPoll/status/12178740919

Daniel G.

Gosh!…sometimes politcs IS fun……

April 14, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Projections, Updates | , | Leave a comment

The Nation's Space Program is a mess……..

[ The Space Shuttle and Orion ‘Phone Booth’ Capsule ]

President Obama stung by a huge pushback on his idea to give a good part of NASA manned space travel mission to private entranuers…..will give a speech tomorrow in which he will try to ‘jawbone’ his way into the hearts of his critics……

The Space program in general …and NASA in particular is still jobs and money…..

Most of us would gladly cut the balls out of the space program…..

Really, why would you spend money going to the Moon?

While it has been done….and is a great technical achievement…..

It’s spending billions to fly to a rock in space….period!

So Obama listening to hisn heart and suggestion proposed a few months ago to slow down  if not  scrap the ‘ telephone booth’ space capsule meant to replace the Space Shuttle……

The Air Force quickly resurrected their own version of the shuttle the X-37B and will get it rolling…thus lokkin over their shoulders at NASA getting out the manned flight business…while private companies jump in…

Obama is supposed to do this…..

In an announcement to be made at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the president will personally talk for the first time about the sweeping upheaval of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s human spaceflight program outlined in his 2011 budget request: canceling the current program that is to send astronauts back to the Moon, investing in commercial companies to provide transportation to orbit and developing new space technologies.

and this …….

Mr. Obama’s budget request called for the cancellation of Orion crew capsule, which was to be used to carry astronauts to the International Space Station and then to the Moon, as well as other components of the current program known as Constellation.

The president will propose that a simpler version of the Orion be used as a lifeboat for the space station. Russian Soyuz capsules currently provide that function. Because the Orion lifeboat would not carry astronauts to the space station, it could be launched on existing rockets.

The official said Mr. Obama would also announce that he would commit to deciding in 2015 on a design of a heavy-lift rocket for NASA. “This means major work on the heavy-lift rocket at least two years earlier than Constellation,” the official said. Astronauts would leave Earth orbit in the early 2020s, the official said, destined for the Moon, asteroids and eventually Mars.

Mr. Obama will also announce $40 million devoted to helping Florida adjust economically after the retirement of the space shuttles, scheduled for this year.

More……..

I just read that all the money spend on the Orion was for nothing but a striped down version to be used as a life boat for the International Space Station.

I happen to think that the Shuttle should not be taken out of business..but should updated…..

If the president can ride in 30 year old Marine One helo’s….. why not retro fit the Shuttles’?

Oh, yea…..look for a BIG Frigging fight from Congress on this…….

April 14, 2010 Posted by | Aircraft, Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Military, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Space, The Economy, Travel, Updates, Women | , , , , | 1 Comment

The Nation’s Space Program is a mess……..

[ The Space Shuttle and Orion ‘Phone Booth’ Capsule ]

President Obama stung by a huge pushback on his idea to give a good part of NASA manned space travel mission to private entranuers…..will give a speech tomorrow in which he will try to ‘jawbone’ his way into the hearts of his critics……

The Space program in general …and NASA in particular is still jobs and money…..

Most of us would gladly cut the balls out of the space program…..

Really, why would you spend money going to the Moon?

While it has been done….and is a great technical achievement…..

It’s spending billions to fly to a rock in space….period!

So Obama listening to hisn heart and suggestion proposed a few months ago to slow down  if not  scrap the ‘ telephone booth’ space capsule meant to replace the Space Shuttle……

The Air Force quickly resurrected their own version of the shuttle the X-37B and will get it rolling…thus lokkin over their shoulders at NASA getting out the manned flight business…while private companies jump in…

Obama is supposed to do this…..

In an announcement to be made at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the president will personally talk for the first time about the sweeping upheaval of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s human spaceflight program outlined in his 2011 budget request: canceling the current program that is to send astronauts back to the Moon, investing in commercial companies to provide transportation to orbit and developing new space technologies.

and this …….

Mr. Obama’s budget request called for the cancellation of Orion crew capsule, which was to be used to carry astronauts to the International Space Station and then to the Moon, as well as other components of the current program known as Constellation.

The president will propose that a simpler version of the Orion be used as a lifeboat for the space station. Russian Soyuz capsules currently provide that function. Because the Orion lifeboat would not carry astronauts to the space station, it could be launched on existing rockets.

The official said Mr. Obama would also announce that he would commit to deciding in 2015 on a design of a heavy-lift rocket for NASA. “This means major work on the heavy-lift rocket at least two years earlier than Constellation,” the official said. Astronauts would leave Earth orbit in the early 2020s, the official said, destined for the Moon, asteroids and eventually Mars.

Mr. Obama will also announce $40 million devoted to helping Florida adjust economically after the retirement of the space shuttles, scheduled for this year.

More……..

I just read that all the money spend on the Orion was for nothing but a striped down version to be used as a life boat for the International Space Station.

I happen to think that the Shuttle should not be taken out of business..but should updated…..

If the president can ride in 30 year old Marine One helo’s….. why not retro fit the Shuttles’?

Oh, yea…..look for a BIG Frigging fight from Congress on this…….

April 14, 2010 Posted by | Aircraft, Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Military, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Space, The Economy, Travel, Updates, Women | , , , , | 1 Comment

Daniel……California Senate: Incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) still very vulnerable in her Re-Election Bid……

Hello Dog!

According to a new Statewide Survey in the Golden State Democratic Incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) still remain very vulnerable in her Quest for Re-Election with former U. S. Tom Campbell (R-CA) polling stongest against her.

Rasmussen Survey

California Senate 2010

General Election

[ Boxer and Campbell ]

Incumbent Senator Barbara Levy Boxer (D)  43 %
Former U. S. Rep. Tom Campbell (R)  41 %
Others  6 %
Undecided  10 %

Incumbent Senator Barbara Levy Boxer (D)  42 %
Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina (R)  38 %
Others  7 %
Undecided  13 %

Incumbent Senator Barbara Levy Boxer (D)  42 %
State Senator Chuck DeVore (R)  39 %
Others  8 %
Undecided  12 %

Major Candidates Campaign Websites:

http://barbaraboxer.com/
http://www.campbell.org/
http://www.carlyforcalifornia.com/
http://www.chuckdevore.com/n/

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  57 %
Disapprove  41 %

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R)

Approve  35 %
Disapprove  63 %

Analysis:

Boxer is still stuck in the low 40ties. I wonder if that will change once the Republican Nominee has been decided?

Two Scenarios come to mind:

1. She could jump out to a big lead benefitting from the strong Democratic Lean of the State

or

2. She is so damaged after all this Years that this Race will stay close until the November General Election.

On the Senate Races:

We took some big hits today as Pataki & Thompson declined to run  thus assuring Democrats the Retention of the Upper United States Legislative  Chamber barring a MAJOR EARTHQUAKE ELECTION.

Still, there is no need to have a letdown. We just need to make sure we TAKE OUR CHANCES that we still have and one of the BIGGEST PRIORITIES would be to defeat Boxer and Reid if we can. It also would put us in an advanced Position for the 2012 Election.

Remember this throughout these next months………

“The more successfull WE ARE this year the GREATER the Chances we gain Control of the Senate in 2012.

Daniel G.

The Dog is just happy to hear Daniel say the Senate will NOT change parties……

April 14, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Counterpoints, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates, Women | , , , , | 7 Comments