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Open thread for June 10th…….

Hello fellow PoliticalDog visitors!

Interesting last hour…

The site went down and Of course I’m still sitting in front of of the darn computer!

Well…As soon as do this new thread I’m skipping outside for a few!

As you can see…. I’ve been burning the posting oil to get the rest of you as much info as possible….

I’m just glad I’m not Alvin Greene……

Congratulations to all the Chicago Blackhawk fans for the win!

I knew Corey would show up to gloat…..

ILL Jim didn’t …..

Daniel’s fine after the Halter loss…

I just had to break his balls…

He’s a good guy……

Shoutouts to the rest of the Dog Pound….

SE, Manila, CD, Corey, Scott,  ILL Jim, Moe, Talkandpolitcs, JSin, TPL, Terry, Jerry, BDog (WTF has he been?), Jack, DSD, and all the spammers that I keep deleting!

Dropin’s from JJoshuajj21, Slamdunk, Rosella and Chris Ross!

Maria was around a while ago……and we’re looking for more female’s to join up!

We love you twitter people!…..

Come on down and give some comments also!

If I missed ya give me shout here…..

The Pak gets bigger everyday!

As Always!

Keep up the good work

Commments……Commments…and More Comments


The Dog!

June 10, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Media, Open thread, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , , , , ,


  1. Love

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  2. Amen!

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  3. Open thread for June 10th??….

    I found your entry interesting do I’ve added a Trackback to it on my weblog :)…

    Trackback by World Wide News Flash | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  4. Since this and many other threads went up before the following post got onto the June 7th thread, I’ll repost here my instant personal take on the

    Rhode Island Gubernatorial Debate
    (7 – 8:30 p.m. EDT, Thursday 10 June 2010)

    on WPRI-TV, Channel 12, Providence, and

    The video stream was awful if you didn’t have high capacity memory and connections; it was overloaded by “Connect It” giving the questions as they were asked; I’ve seen this done far more efficiently by less sophisticated and less power-hungry apps. The TV broadcast also had some engineering glitches, especially sound from URI in southern RI.

    I apologize to the former state legislator Victor Moffit (R) for my throwaway comparison in an earlier thread about experience: both Moffit’s Republican opponent, John Robitaille, and the Moderate Party candidate Ken Block made big points about their LACK of experience in elective public office.

    Atty-Gen. Patrick Lynch (D) made a few good points but reinforced my dislike of him.

    Gen. Treas. Frank Caprio (D) still makes a good impression to me, and is certainly a Democrat, but there are fiscal points where he seems too conservative.

    Lincoln Chafee (Ind.), a former Republican Mayor of Warwick and U.S. Senator, still looks like the best of the bunch at this point, although I disagree with him on several policy proposals, such as imposing a 1% sales tax on currently-exempt items such as drugs and newspapers.

    As I’ve said before, I wish there were a true left-wing candidate, such as State Rep. David Segal (D, Providence & E. Prov.; formerly Green Party member of Prov. City Council), who’s instead running for the Democratic nomination for Patrick Kennedy’s 1st District Congressional seat. An unambiguous left-winger would make this race less lopsided.

    Comment by Democratic Socialist Dave | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  5. james,

    Where are you? You’re watching the Soccer World Cup too?

    Comment by Daniel G. | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  6. Yard work…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 11, 2010 | Reply


    I know you like NY Times articles

    Ingredients of Controversial Dispersants Used on Gulf Spill Are Secrets No More


    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 11, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks….

      Comment by jamesb101 | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  8. RON GUNZBURGER rent an attorney for the Bilderberger Conference


    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  9. TPL…..Gimmy that in english…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 11, 2010 | Reply


    The GOP becomes an equal opportunity employer

    I am SOOO HAPPY your political wishes for the GOP are coming true

    Conservative Democrat had been complaining for years the GOP didnt appeal to minority but that CAN NO LONGER BE UTTERED



    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  11. Michael Steele


    but the GOP has been working behind the scenes opening their doors to women and minorities

    with IMPEACHMENT charges as POSSIBLE of a GOP Controlled Congress

    I am lil excited right now for MYSELF and ANTI_OBAMA DEMOCRATS everywhere

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  12. with the BP Oil Spill

    Ron’s FIRST CHOICE ALbert GORE the 3rd

    has an IN for 2012


    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  13. He, he, he……AL Gore….?

    Can he take the pay cut and the constant divorce questions?

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  14. Pay cut VERSUS the possibility to be president

    heck who wouldnt be CIC

    I would only say NO because WAR EXISTS

    but I AM NOT ALBERT GORE the 3rd

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  15. James B, Texas Republicans had their state convention unity gathering today in Dallas at the Dallas Convention Center where KBH officially endorsed Governor Rick Perry (R)’s reelection campaign to a 3rd full term this morning and while Perry accepted the GOP nomination for the governorship in his acceptance speech, he ripped into former Houston Mayor Bill White (D) today which fired up the conservative base.

    State House Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) says TX Republicans are ENERGIZED and excited about turning out in November.

    My prediction still stands: Perry-56; White-44.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  16. A little more than 4 months out….

    Perry looks good…

    We’ll see….

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  17. This is getting rather too much like some North American elections of the 21st century:

    London Assembly investigates election day polling

    Page last updated at 14:11 GMT, Thursday, 10 June 2010 15:11 UK

    (BBC News) The London Assembly will investigate how the polling for general and council elections was conducted in May.

    The review comes after hundreds of Londoners were unable to vote and left queuing as polling booths closed.

    About 300 people were turned away in Lewisham and another 150 were unable to vote in Hackney. Long queues were also seen in Vauxhall and Brockley.

    The review will look at the issues of overcrowding and as well as allegations of electoral fraud.

    ‘Grave concerns’

    The Metropolitan Police are investigating 28 allegations of postal vote fraud and electoral irregularities in 12 boroughs – Tower Hamlets, Lambeth, Barking and Dagenham, Westminster, Enfield, Hounslow, Haringey, Ealing, Brent, Bexleyheath, Camden, Redbridge.

    Tower Hamlets Council said it had alerted the police about 10 allegations relating to postal fraud and removed 141 people from the electoral register.

    The inquiry will identify the problems and action needed to tackle the issues before the Greater London Authority elections in 2012…

    … concluded at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/10285617.stm

    Comment by Democratic Socialist Dave | June 12, 2010 | Reply

  18. North Korea said today that they can turn South Korea into a “Sea Of Flames”

    Those peace lovers must not have heard of Democartic Senatorial Candidate Alvin Greenes plan to unite the two Koreas into one country

    He and Leal talked about this the other night

    Comment by My Name Is jack | June 12, 2010 | Reply

  19. Leal is a complete nut. But as crazy as his posts are about Obama causing the oil spill they aren’t too far off the mark of many Republicans. Just look at Rick Perry calling it an “act of God”. Yeah Rick, on what day did God create the oil derrick? I don’t recall that in my bible.

    And Rush Limbaugh saying the Sierra Club should pay for the oil spill rather than BP since he thinks “environmentalist wackos” caused the disaster. Of course he also stated that the oil is as natural as the ocean water and should just be left alone. I’ve got a better idea. Dump it onto his beachfront property in FL–all of it! We’ll see how “natural” he thinks it is then.

    Comment by Scott P | June 12, 2010 | Reply

  20. And Rush wants to run them out of business…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 12, 2010 | Reply

  21. I’m out for awhile….

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 12, 2010 | Reply

  22. F L A S H !!! F L A S H !!!

    about Flash:

    Adobe fixes ‘critical’ Flash flaw

    BBC News (Technology)
    Page last updated at 08:56 GMT, Friday, 11 June 2010 09:56 UK

    Adobe’s Flash software has become a favourite among hi-tech criminals

    Adobe has fixed a “critical” security flaw that had the potential to allow hackers to take control of affected computer systems.

    The bug was first spotted in early June week following a small number of targeted attacks.

    The security update is one in a bumper update package that fixes a total of 32 documented vulnerabilities.

    Adobe’s Flash and Reader software have emerged as prime targets for hi-tech criminals in the past year.

    Users running Windows, Macintosh or Linux were all thought to be vulnerable to attack.

    Security firm Websense said the flaw was being exploited via e-mails that prompted recipients to open booby-trapped websites seeded with malware.

    Users visiting the websites would have their computers infected with trojans and other malicious programs that opened a backdoor into the machine.

    Adobe urged users to apply the update as soon as possible.

    Adobe said it would release an update at the end of June for its Reader and Acrobat programs which addresses a similar bug that makes it possible to booby-trap PDFs.

    Adobe is reportedly considering patching its applications more frequently after a quarterly update cycle for its Acrobat and Reader programmes last year.

    In 2009, Adobe announced an aggressive programme to beef up security after hackers increasingly focused on finding holes in its products.

    ‘Huge release’

    The security update came in the release of version 10.1 of the Flash player.

    “Don’t let the version number fool you! Flash Player 10.1 is more than a ‘dot upgrade’,” said Paul Betlem of Adobe’s Flash Player engineering team.

    Mr Betlem said the update was a “monumental undertaking” that made significant changes to the architecture of the software.

    Adobe estimates that more than 95% of computers worldwide have Flash Player installed. Many sites use it to show off multimedia content such as videos and games.

    Wired called the latest release “significant” and said the underlying code has been largely re-written to address the platform’s key shortcomings, most notably battery problems and security issues….

    …continued at:


    I disabled that annoying Adobe Updater (anyone know how to do the same for the Apple Updater ?) because its scans would slow my startups (reboots) to a crawl for non-urgent reasons, but apparently Flash 10.1 is something we all need ASAP. I’ll check the specific update, but you can always go to http://www.adobe.com

    Weren’t things so much easier when Flash was still owned by Macromedia?

    Comment by Democratic Socialist Dave | June 12, 2010 | Reply

  23. The Falcon 9 rocket was a success,


    Comment by BenjaminDOG | June 12, 2010 | Reply

  24. Commercial is in……

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 12, 2010 | Reply

  25. Some interesting thinking about Northern Ireland’s political future, and how it might affect the Coalition in Westminster, at this unofficial Liberal Democratic blog:


    Abbreviations and parties explained upon request.

    Comment by Democratic Socialist Dave | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  26. I would never in my life vouch for GOPBiullshit but please give ONE INSTANCE where Jack or myself have been “racist”.

    Your 96 hour scrutiny of Alvin Greene winning

    from jack stating he was “ashamed”

    to Scott P stating he couldnt vote for him YET all other times Scott has the Democrats balls on his chin

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  27. So ANYONE who criticizes this obviously unqualified individual is a “racist” eh nut nut

    Bought anymore memorobilia from the Ku Klux Klan Leal?

    As ashamed as I am of the Democrats for nominating this disturbed man and in effect holding themselves and him up to ricule

    I am even more outraged at a two bit liar like you who claims to have carried on a “conversation” with him on a variety of issues

    When the poor guy can barely utter a coherent sentence

    LIAR is the word!

    Comment by My Name Is jack | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  28. Leal also claimed to be in charch of Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign a few days ago. He just likes to lie…

    Comment by Anonymous | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  29. Leal also claimed to be in charch of Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign a few days ago. He just likes to lie…

    I am

    The COMMUNITY has pissed me off so much and I know Obama equals the death of y’all


    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  30. TPL does drift once in while…….


    Again Chill…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  31. Really…… cool out…….

    We don’t need that language….

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  32. james

    these MF

    are calling me a liar

    I had a conversation with Greene

    He has NO PROBLEM having conversations

    He is just EXHAUSTED right now

    and I am in charge of an INTERNET committee for Obama 2012

    I know in MY HEART Obama is here to kill many

    and SO MANY has pissed me off

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  33. TPL……I will not stand for certain comments here…..


    Comment by jamesb101 | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  34. james B

    I try so hard to always tell the truth

    It does not come that easy

    and I get VERY MAD when people call me LIAR

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  35. Listen ……Being here means people are going to say good things …and bad things about, and to you….

    DEAL with it….or don’t be here….

    You want to rant…go ahead…

    Your personal direct action angry comments are not going to be tolerated…..

    Otherwise carry on….

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  36. Vertigo, Corey, and Ron

    Saudi Arabia gives Israel clear skies to attack Iranian nuclear sites


    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  37. http://cgi.ebay.com/Israeli-Gas-Mask-/170495101802?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27b24ccb6a

    The four main targets for any raid on Iran would be the uranium enrichment facilities at Natanz and Qom, the gas storage development at Isfahan and the heavy-water reactor at Arak. Secondary targets include the lightwater reactor at Bushehr, which could produce weapons-grade plutonium when complete.

    The targets lie as far as 1,400 miles (2,250km) from Israel; the outer limits of their bombers’ range, even with aerial refuelling. An open corridor across northern Saudi Arabia would significantly shorten the distance. An airstrike would involve multiple waves of bombers, possibly crossing Jordan, northern Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Aircraft attacking Bushehr, on the Gulf coast, could swing beneath Kuwait to strike from the southwest.

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  38. The sign is the flaming sword in the sky

    if only I knew in what form it appears

    assistance in this would be appreciated

    my guess is commercial airline

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  39. world cup gives good cover

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  40. Mossad Head: Ahmadinejad Good for Israel


    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  41. My PREPARED speech for Benjamin Nentanyu …

    People of Israel

    We are ready and prepared to strike Iran

    We do so out of hope of avoiding destruction down the road

    We ask the nations of Russia, Germany, and France to stand down

    We remind people WE are attacking inanimate objects and therefore are not GOING to war

    but striving for Peace

    Shalom people of Israel

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  42. Ok…..
    My comment…

    This story is a leaked warning to Iran…

    It will not work…

    The Iranians know the Israeli capabilities….
    The facilities are deep in the ground…
    The only bombs that do the right job belong to the US…
    I see no problem with a Lend-Lease deal…

    The overall problem is even if the Israeli’s go…
    The Iranians will continue….

    If you are going to go…
    You don’t advertise……

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  43. My prepared RESPONSE by Ahmadinejad

    Israel has decided to violate Iran’s sovereignty

    We view the attack as a clear violation of Iran’s RIGHT to power

    WE will respond with appropriate measures for a destruction of Iran’s property

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  44. If you read the last paragraph you understand that Israel AND the US aren’t the only ones worried about Iranian nukes…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  45. If you are going to go…
    You don’t advertise……\


    If you feel JUST & RIGHTEOUS you give advance warning

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  46. That is stupid……

    But so was the way the Gaza ship raid went down and the last ‘wet’ job….

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  47. Why is it stupid

    people do things sneakily when they feel shame and are trying to hide their actions

    The IRA always gave advance warnings when they attacks buildings

    out of pride and the ALLOWANCE for people to leave the buildings

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 13, 2010 | Reply

    • And if the Iranians shoot down attacking aircraft after being warned……..is that smart ?

      Comment by jamesb101 | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  48. George W Bush(Dave) always gave notice whether through USA TODAY or through the airwaves when he was planning an attack

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  49. and THAT was stupid…….

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  50. And if the Iranians shoot down attacking aircraft after being warned……..is that smart ?

    I was suspected by doctors as being borderline retarded at age 2

    why would you ask ME

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 13, 2010 | Reply

    • I withdraw the question….

      Comment by jamesb101 | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  51. even the SIMPLE ability to raise my head was delayed

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  52. The facilities are deep in the ground…

    Perhaps even in Neighborhoods

    like in the USA .. he .. he he

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  53. and THAT was stupid…….

    I would call it noble

    George W Bush always started noble, but then the mission changed

    Iraq- remove Saddam Hussein from power( mission accomplished) YET we are still there

    Afghanistan- capture Osama bin laden( We dont even have a FIRM LOCK on his whereabouts)

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  54. Okay…. you are drifting again…..

    I’m doing some posts….

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  55. James B, NBA Finals 2010 update: Boston leads 3-2 with their amazing Game 5 win at the TD Garden in Boston, MA over the defending champion LA Lakers, 92-86 in a wild game as Kobe Bryant’s 38 points wasn’t enough to pull out the win.

    Game 6 is Tuesday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and there’s a possibility the Celtics could dethrone Phil Jackson at his own home court.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  56. All in a tizzy eh Leal?

    You ARE a LIAR

    And a two bit one

    Calling the President Of the United States

    A “terrorist”

    A “Nazi”

    Claiming to have discussed all sorts of issues with this Greene goof

    Who can barely communicate and admitted he had never heard of TARP

    James is a nice guy and puts up with your drivel


    I KNOW what you are

    Comment by My Name Is jack | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  57. Like I said before, James has the patience of Job to put up with the lunatic rantings of TPL and the cry baby antics of Daniel G.

    Speaking of fabrications, it appears Rand Paul isn’t certified by the state board of opthamologists like he claims he is on his campaign website. When questioned about it his response was “what does this have to do with the election?”.

    Um, if being board certified has nothing to do with the election why are you claiming it as a credential on your campaign website–falsely?

    Paul’s credibility is melting like a snowball in June!

    Comment by Scott P | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  58. Jack, do you think Scott will win the runoff in the SC-01 ?

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  59. Yes

    Comment by My Name Is jack | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  60. Back to the Greene matter

    Today Vic Rawl filed a formal protest which means the Democratic State Committee will hold a hearing

    In my view Rawl doesnt believe that he can overturn the result but is tryinbg to smoke out where Greene got the ten grand to run from

    Theres an interesting sidenote to all this that I havent seen mentioned

    Most people havent paid attention but Jim Demint actually had a primary opponent

    Her name was Susan gaddy a Charleston Lawyer

    Like Greene she did no campaigning

    Republicans loudly denounced her candidacy noting she had supported Obama and was considered a Democrat

    Im wondering if some enterprising Republican decided to similarly screw with the Democrats with the Greene caper?

    Comment by My Name Is jack | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  61. Jack, I’m going to predict the SC Democratic Party will have their way and FORCE Greene out in way for Rawl.

    DeMint wins anyway going away BIG with 72 percent.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  62. on what basis CD?

    presenting a good check that was cashed?

    you’re going with shades of Burris here…

    the guy got the votes…….

    100,000 more than Rawl….

    if they do what you’re saying…why have elections?

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  63. of course!

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  64. catch everyone later

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  65. James B, Greene is a criminal who tried to entice a female student into having sex with her.

    the SC Democratic Party is bordering on embarrassing themselves once again since they’re already in the political toilet since 2002.

    They’ve lost the governorship and likely won’t be getting it back.

    They’ve lost both houses of the SC Legislature since the 1990s during Carroll Campbell’s tenure as governor.

    They’ve also lost the majority of their congressional delegation including both Senate seats which I do not see the SC Dems winning ever again unless the demographics change.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  66. While The Dog mournhs for poor ol Bp

    The Brits

    BP Shareholders

    Louisiana oil workers

    And others

    The other 99% of us have other “concerns”

    According to Gallup

    Over 70% of Americans feel the President is not being tough enough on BP

    Count me in that group

    Obama should hit them harder where these types REALLY care

    Their pocketbooks

    Higher taxes(with a criminal prohibition against them “passing” on their costs to consumers)

    More and heavier “regulations” on their “investing” and activities

    And insisting that Holder start bringing CRIMINAL charges(who gives a damn if they stick)

    These bastards deserve EVERYTHING that can be thrown at them

    OK Dog

    Lets have one of those

    “Lets move on” editorials!


    Comment by My Name Is jack | June 14, 2010 | Reply

    • Lets see how it plays….

      I’ll have more after Obama wraps his speech…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  67. Jack, the Alabama GOP is facing a July 13th runoff between former State Senator Bradley Byrne (R-Fairhope) and State Rep. Robert Bentley (R-Tuscaloosa) in which outgoing Alabama State Attorney General Troy King (R) has confirmed the runoff set for July 13th will come down to Byrne and Bentley as third-place finisher Tim James (R)’s attempts for a recount fell short.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  68. jack MY ELDER

    Your a loser

    always have been

    always will

    Your lil antic is OLD

    and your not even a Democrat

    So cut the crap JACK

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  69. Ah Cmon Leal

    Tell us all your “sources” for calling President Obama a “terrorist” you lying sack of(blank so as not to offend james)

    Cmon Leal tell us all about your “sources” for calling the President a Nazi you damn nut

    You are what you are Leal

    A two bit LIAR

    Comment by My Name Is jack | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  70. I don’t think Ireland will soon hold elections to match the UK’s, but the Czech elections were followed by Slovak ones this weekend, and the Dutch ones by Belgian ones.

    In Belgium, the big gains were by a new Flemish (Dutch-speaking) party. Most of Belgium’s parties (Socialists, Liberals, Christian Democrats, etc.) are split into a Flemish and Walloon (French-speaking) wing, so coalitions take a long time to build and are vulnerable (like the most recent one) to all kinds of pressures.

    Here’s the English-language report, by Iain MacIntyre, from Radio Netherlands Worldwide:

    The Flemish separatist NVA has emerged as the largest party in the general election in Belgium. The New Flemish Alliance took 17.4 percent of the vote, good for 27 of the 150 seats in the Belgian parliament – an increase of 19 seats.

    In second place was the Francophone Socialist Party (PS) which won 26 seats. Pretty much all the other parties lost ground, particularly the Christian Democrat and Liberal parties which formed the previous coalition government.

    United front

    NVA leader Bart De Wever is calling for all the Flemish parties to work together. “If I have to do it alone, I’m doomed to fail” he said. Flemish political analyst Carl Devos says De Wever wants to develop a joint standpoint before approaching the Francophone parties.

    Despite its ties with the PS, the Flemish socialist party (sp.a) with 13 seats says it will be “a constructive partner”. The Christian Democrat CD&V expressed doubts that a united front would help.

    Although the NVA seeks an independent Flemish state in the long term, this does not mean the end of Belgium or even the start of devolution in anything like the near future. The complications of Belgium’s electoral system, with separate voting in the Flemish, Dutch-speaking region and in the Walloon, French-speaking region plus bilingual Brussels, means that at least four parties (two from each region) are normally needed to form a coalition….

    more at: http://www.rnw.nl/english/article/triumphant-flemish-separatists-call-united-front

    Here’s the slightly more-interpretive BBC report:


    Comment by Democratic Socialist Dave | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  71. Jack, how about somebody ask James B to remove Leal from this site forever ?

    I betcha Leal is the main reason why Politics 1 was shut down because Ron got tired of his act.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | June 14, 2010 | Reply

    • No need to remove him if people would just stop reacting (easier if you don’t read many of his posts to begin with).

      Comment by Democratic Socialist Dave | June 14, 2010 | Reply

      • He’s ok when he’s lucid……

        Comment by jamesb101 | June 14, 2010

  72. jack MY ELDER
    Obama the terrorist

    Obama has Commanded as POTUS attacks on innocent civilians in Iraq & Afghanistan

    and he received campaign funds from KNOWN terrorists

    I will provide the link again

    but since your A TOTAL ASS WIPE


    you probably wont even click it

    I cant believe your named jack

    It is a TOTAL DISGRACE to my buddy jack mcney and my uncle’s partner named jack of over three decades

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 14, 2010 | Reply

    • A lie

      Comment by My Name Is jack | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  73. jack MY ELDER

    I hope you realize the Nazis supported nationalizing industry in the name of ” Ein Reich”

    Obama has implemented nationalization

    end of discussion

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  74. “The president has demonstrated that he has a default mechanism in him that breaks down the side of race — on the side that favors the black person.”

    — Rep. Steve King (R-IA), quoted by The Hill, on President Obama’s attitude towards race.

    Man I feel sorry for sane people in his Iowa district. It appears their representative in Congress is trying to emulate Glenn Beck!

    Comment by Scott P | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  75. I have decided to suspend my plans to work on the Obama 2012 INTERNET campaign

    I love Jenna too much to help such a awful leader

    The internet campaign will sit vacate like an empty box

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  76. And my question to King is the same as it is to Beck. Name one thing–just one–that Obama has done that shows he is more favorable to black Americans than white ones.

    Of course they can’t. But there are ratings and votes to be had by stirring the fears of bitter old white folk.

    Comment by Scott P | June 14, 2010 | Reply

    • Racism has not gone away just because we have a black president…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  77. Folks, if White loses to Perry here in my homestate’s gubernatorial contest in TX in November (as expected), the TX Dems could pick this dude in 2014:

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  78. Ok Guys…… Daniel’s gonna be away for few weeks….

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  79. Gonna be a quiet day for the Dog….

    Working on upgrading the site….Ugh!

    And other stuff…..

    Will try to get a few posts in a few….

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  80. James B, the Big 12 stays intact with Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, OU, Oklahoma St., rejecting invites from the Pac-10 to maintain the status quo alongside Baylor, Kansas, Kansas St., Iowa St., and Mizzou.

    I prefer the Big 12 get Univ. of Houston and SMU to keep the conference at 12, but it’s unlikely.

    Horrible part about the Big 12 going to 10 members is no conference championship game which SUCKS.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  81. It’s it about the BCS?

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 15, 2010 | Reply

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