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I just paid $3.67 for a gallon of gas…..

Listen…..

I’m pissed…..

But the best thing about this  IS this……

While standing on-line at the Deli counter at the supermarket…

The topic of conversation was the GAS PRICES!……

 

The last time I remember this happening was the end of Carter’s one term wonder…

Now  I’m not suggesting that Obama is gonna be another Carter….

He’s far from that right now….

 

But…..

If things start to go sideways with the economy…..again..

And gas stays above $4.00 a gallon (It’s going there for sure)….

Then I don’t agree with Nate Silver’s assessment that the price of gas won’t have amajor impact on the Presidential races….

 

Plain and simple….

We all agreed that Obama is a lock for another term is the economy is doing okay…

That isn’t the case right now….

And the way the GOP newbie’s are tearing at the budget it looks like things are gonna get worst….

IF….and that’s a big IF….

The electorate blames Congress and the GOP for this …..

Than Obama

Is a lock….

But If things start to drop again and Obama stands by waiting to see which way the wind blows, as he usually does , before jumping in…

Then all bets are off…..

And….

That would be fucked up…..

The GOP newbie’s wreck the economy along with their rich friends on Wall Street, and in the Banks, who get a pss….

Just to get the Presidency?…..

 

Do these people have a soul?

From Politicaldog101…

 

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March 5, 2011 Posted by | Automobiles, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Editorial, Government, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, The Economy, Updates | , , , , | Leave a comment

Editorial……Lets get something straight Rep. Clyburn…..Greene ran as a DEMOCRAT in your state…..Where was the party?

I’m beginning to get annoyed at Rep. Clyburn…..

His noise is getting louder…

But it negates a fact….

Alvin Greene ran as a Democrat…..

Stop blaming the Republicans if you got no proof….

Greene paid the $10,400 to run….

(I’d like to know where he got the money…but he produced it)

He was charged with a crime in the state….

Strange….he hasn’t had a hearing or a court date from what I’ve read….

WTF?

Listen…What the hell is going on down there???…

The story runs…but goes nowhere….

South Carolina looks like an Amateur Hour State….No the Democrats look like the Amateurs actually…..

Clyburn should shut up…..

If the local DA doesn’t pursue the charges against Green …

They should be dropped…

If no one can prove there was voter fraud….

His election should stand….

And the leadership of the South Carolina Democratic party should gone….gone….gone….

They screwed up……

Big time…

And Rawl should go home…he lost……

To a no name black guy…..

Yep…..

In South Carolina……

June 14, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Crime, Editorial, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Projections, Updates | , , , , | 3 Comments

Why are we in Afghanistan…Is it for the $$$?….An Editorial…..

Today the New York Times has a piece on the US Military find of significant natural resources beneath Afghanistan…

I did a post on that story months ago….

The resources in the ground ARe worth trillions of dollars…..

The Chinese have been working on getting contract from Karzai’s government for months…

The British and American’s are right behind them…..

Why bring this up on the front page of the New York Times today?

Hummmmmm?

I seem to remember a post I did just a day or two ago about a certain general asking out loud for more time to prosecute the Afghan war…..

I then remember writing about anti-war stirrings….

And….

The question….

Why are we there?

Coincidently, the fact  that the place is literally sitting on a money mine pops up?

Cash, Money,  Dollar bills…

From Ole’ Christopher Columbus to today…….

June 14, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Ecology, Editorial, Government, Media, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, The Economy, Travel, Updates | , , , | 5 Comments

Why Obama has Israel’s back…and there will Never be Peace in the Middle East….Editorial…..

A few months ago President Obama nd Secretary of State Hillary Clinton …jumped all over Israeli President Netanyahu after Vice President Joe Biden got things switched up on him during a visit to Israel….

The issue was settlements….

Obama wanted to differentiate his administration from past one’s in the eyes of the Middle East by pressuring Israel to hold on the settlements (A policy to cement gains against the Palanastian ‘s )….

For the first week Obama took the fight to Netanyahu…..

The hardliners in his cabinet orchestrated the settlement caper to remind the Americans…..and the President with the middle name of Hussian…that they would do what was right for them …in their country….

Netanyahu *  keep getting hammered for a few….In the media here...and in Israel……

The Israeli right dug in…..

Slowly over the last two weeks things began to change….

Hillary backed up….

No the United Sates wasn’t mad at Israel…just annoyed….

The Jewish congressional lobby began to speak up…..Schumer, Weiner….etc..

When this Gaza caper went down Netanyahu was in Canada on the way to the US to kiss and make up with Obama….

‘Forget about the settlements …You can do what you want’……

Then the Gaza caper….

Obama responded to that from the gut initially….

Condemning the raid….

But now a few days later…..

Obama has once more retracted his rhetoric..

During a One hour call to Netanyahu it has been  reported that Obama coached the Israeli President to check his intelligence and review what went before the decision to do the raid was given to him for his approval…

Yesterday ALL of the captives where set free…

Netanyahu now has to find away back to mending his relationship with the Turks privately while they trade barbs publicly…..

Obama is disappointing back to where every American President ends up….

COVERING ISRAEL’s back while after they get themselves in trouble……

Bu doing so…

The United States loses all impartiality in the eyes of the Middle East Body public….


Let me say something here…

The leaders of the Middle Eastern countries are not the least bit surprised by this…

They have been here before with EVERY AMERICAN PRESIDENT since the Seven Day War….


And Sadly….

This is why there will never be  a Middle East Peace…..

No President has ever been able to bring Israel to the table to deal….

The Israeli right has cut the balls out of any deal…..

For the same reason their was the raid…and there is a blockade…

Fear and mistrust between the Palestinians and the Israeli’s…


Don’t tell me that Israeli’s don’t emigrate to this country after being tired of the tension….

They do…

Don’t tell me that Palasteina’s don’t emigrate to this country because of the tension…

They do…..

Don’t tell me both parties don’t intermarry and do thing together…

They do…..


Peace….

They Don’t……


Here’s a story on the close bond that Israel and the United State have on the military level…..It is almost as tight as the US and The British .

……….Close military ties between the United States and Israel mean that Washington will be unable to convincingly distance itself from the Israeli action, and American relations with the Muslim world will continue to be difficult and, in many places, dangerous.

The bloom of optimism in the Arab world that greeted the election of President Obama had already begun to wither, as the inevitable disappointments over the lack of peace progress set in.
Now, additional boats of the “relief flotilla” carrying supplies from Turkey are expected to try to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza, and with the Turkish government threatening to send armed escorts, more confrontation and tension seem inevitable.

Continue reading

June 3, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Editorial, Government, Media, Men, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Travel, Updates | , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Why Obama has Israel's back…and there will Never be Peace in the Middle East….Editorial…..

A few months ago President Obama nd Secretary of State Hillary Clinton …jumped all over Israeli President Netanyahu after Vice President Joe Biden got things switched up on him during a visit to Israel….

The issue was settlements….

Obama wanted to differentiate his administration from past one’s in the eyes of the Middle East by pressuring Israel to hold on the settlements (A policy to cement gains against the Palanastian ‘s )….

For the first week Obama took the fight to Netanyahu…..

The hardliners in his cabinet orchestrated the settlement caper to remind the Americans…..and the President with the middle name of Hussian…that they would do what was right for them …in their country….

Netanyahu *  keep getting hammered for a few….In the media here...and in Israel……

The Israeli right dug in…..

Slowly over the last two weeks things began to change….

Hillary backed up….

No the United Sates wasn’t mad at Israel…just annoyed….

The Jewish congressional lobby began to speak up…..Schumer, Weiner….etc..

When this Gaza caper went down Netanyahu was in Canada on the way to the US to kiss and make up with Obama….

‘Forget about the settlements …You can do what you want’……

Then the Gaza caper….

Obama responded to that from the gut initially….

Condemning the raid….

But now a few days later…..

Obama has once more retracted his rhetoric..

During a One hour call to Netanyahu it has been  reported that Obama coached the Israeli President to check his intelligence and review what went before the decision to do the raid was given to him for his approval…

Yesterday ALL of the captives where set free…

Netanyahu now has to find away back to mending his relationship with the Turks privately while they trade barbs publicly…..

Obama is disappointing back to where every American President ends up….

COVERING ISRAEL’s back while after they get themselves in trouble……

Bu doing so…

The United States loses all impartiality in the eyes of the Middle East Body public….


Let me say something here…

The leaders of the Middle Eastern countries are not the least bit surprised by this…

They have been here before with EVERY AMERICAN PRESIDENT since the Seven Day War….


And Sadly….

This is why there will never be  a Middle East Peace…..

No President has ever been able to bring Israel to the table to deal….

The Israeli right has cut the balls out of any deal…..

For the same reason their was the raid…and there is a blockade…

Fear and mistrust between the Palestinians and the Israeli’s…


Don’t tell me that Israeli’s don’t emigrate to this country after being tired of the tension….

They do…

Don’t tell me that Palasteina’s don’t emigrate to this country because of the tension…

They do…..

Don’t tell me both parties don’t intermarry and do thing together…

They do…..


Peace….

They Don’t……


Here’s a story on the close bond that Israel and the United State have on the military level…..It is almost as tight as the US and The British .

……….Close military ties between the United States and Israel mean that Washington will be unable to convincingly distance itself from the Israeli action, and American relations with the Muslim world will continue to be difficult and, in many places, dangerous.

The bloom of optimism in the Arab world that greeted the election of President Obama had already begun to wither, as the inevitable disappointments over the lack of peace progress set in.
Now, additional boats of the “relief flotilla” carrying supplies from Turkey are expected to try to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza, and with the Turkish government threatening to send armed escorts, more confrontation and tension seem inevitable.

Continue reading

June 3, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Editorial, Government, Media, Men, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Travel, Updates | , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Editorial……The Government Should NOT take over BP…….

Those of you here know where I come from….

Yet this BP Gulf Oil Spill has got me a little annoyed….

First I see people on here saying President Obama is responsible for the Spill???

WTF did he do?

He doesn’t drill for oil…..He’s a politician….

Now I hear some real idiots crying for the US Government to ‘Take Over BP and the Oil Pipe leak action’…..

It goes from the sublime to the ridicules!

Would you let a cop operate on your mother is she started bleeding and couldn’t stop?

Of course not!

Listen people…..I got news for ya….

As I said from the jump…..

People are going to have to wait on this….

I know that doesn’t sound reasonable to the people in those Gulf States…But that about what is going to happen…..

Let me review something I have pointed out ….

The UNITED STATES GOVERNMNET doesn’t drill for Oil…

Certainly not in  5,000 feet  of water…..

Another point…..

The oil spill…even at its worst represents less than 1% of the oil below water in the Gulf of Mexico….

Something else to think about…..I know it sounds assine..but that well is a really good one……That BP will eventually cap and DRAW MORE OIL FROM…..

The oil that they draw from the leaking well will probably cover any and all fines that the government will end up collecting from BP….

I Save the best for last…

The fact is…… this country consumes oil and gas at HUGE levels…

There is no way the President of the United States is going to keep……OIL companies from continuing to drill for oil..

It is in this countries National interest to keep pumping oil out of the earth…..

While the people on the Gulf coast are screwed today….Those state’s  economic life depends a large part on …..

YES…..

Oil……..

Is BP gonna get a big bill……Yes…

Will they probably have to change their name again…..Yes

No matter home many rules, regs or policies does SHIT HAPPEN?……Yes

As someone pointed out at this site….

All those states have Republican’s in charge…..

You know……. The Same people who complain about Washington…..

Isn’t it ironic that these same people are complaining that Washington isn’t doing ENOUGH?

June 1, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Counterpoints, Ecology, Editorial, Government, Law, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Weather | , , | 10 Comments

Tehran…..From a recent visitor…….

Yesterday a woman that I work with returned from visiting relatives in Tehran, Iran….

I was very interested in here impressions of the countries main city…..

At work ..in the past…she has ranted about the current Government of the country….NOT the country…..

She smiled and  recounted several things…..

First……

She related that people who she encountered where for the most VERY unhappy with the countries president…..

From cab drivers, to young people in the street….

Most spoke in hushed terms against the government and its policies…

Second…..

Tehran is busy!

She could not get over the traffic in the streets and the ‘drivers who seem to have no rules….just GO’….

Third……

The young women…

She looked at me and shook her head….saying…..Oh my Gosh!…..Make-up, Hair, tight jeans……

Beautiful young women…..

Just out there…

Note…..I got the impression from her that the person on the street really doesn’t hate American’s at all…..especially…..Iranian-Americans who have gotten out and come back to visit…

The police..I asked her?

They are there but….She smiled…But they can’t stop EVERYBODY……and they seem to want things to be quiet for the time being……

May 27, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Counterpoints, Editorial, Family, Government, Media, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Travel, Updates, Women | | 1 Comment

Obama sends 1,200 National Guard Troops to Mexican Border……Editorial

Here we go again…..

This is something I mentioned to someone here a few days ago…

There has been all this talk about an Immigration Bill….The same thing happened with President George Bush…

Bush was the Governor of Texas before becoming President…His brother’s wife is Mexican-American….So when Bush got pushed a little bit on the Illegal Immigration problem….

He initially proposed trying to work out a solution for the people here and for the border…..

That didn’t happen….

Instead we got the same thing initially happen that is coming from President Obama…

National Guard Troops going to the Mexican Border to support Border Patrol in NON-Combat roles

Obama …like Bush WILL FIND IT HARD  deal with the Immigrants in this country….

As soon as they even think out loud about addressing the problems of immigrants IN THIS COUNTRY for a while…….

They will be shouted down and assaulted by the hard-edged reality of the anti-Immigrant faction….

This will of course do nothing for the 12 + Million Immigrants who live and work in their country…..but the anti-immigrant faction doesn’t very much care about these people…

As a matter of fact they just as soon see them put in a rowboat and shipped out to sea….


Now those 12 Million aren’t ALL MEXICAN’s …..Nope…That fiqure is composed of people from Russia, Ireland, Guiana, India, and other places…..

But the postcard picture is from Mexico…….


The troop thing….Well we tried that before…..It ain’t squat……

It’s just a political move…..To aplease the Right and  anti-immigrant people….


Obama is going to find out that Immigration is a big fat ZERO!

Framed by people who are afraid and against what America HASN”T been  for the last 10 to 15 years….

And don’t tell these people…

We all are from visitors from other countries…..

It is what makes America…America……

And Strong

Link……..

May 26, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Editorial, Government, Law, Media, Men, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Travel, Updates, Women | , , | 3 Comments

A little on Ole' Arlen's loss yesterday…..An Editorial…..

Arlen Specter.…The distinguished Senior Senator from Pennsylvania lost his bid for another six years in the Nations Congress….

The Democrat voters of his state have paved the way for him to end his career in early January of next year……

While the media talking heads and net’ Doctor’s scream about all the Bullshit…..

The Dog would like to say his piece…

Arlen Specter a lot of people don’t know…….’ran for District Attorney (of Philadelphia ), on the Republican ticket as a registered Democrat ‘….a won  big….In 1965 ……He served in that position for eight years……for the next seven years after he left the DA’s office he lost several chances to get elected to public office as a Republican…..

He won election to the US Senate in 1980 and has been there ever since…..

While the media crows about Ole’ Arlen..the fact is the man has severed his country and state well…

He is 80 years old, tough, erasable and pretty sharp….

But the real reason he lost yesterday isn’t about the national incumbant wave like the media and GOPer’s would like you think…

It’s about basic politics…

Ole’ Arlen IS old….That he couldn’t get away from….

Sestak is a fairly young man who  is a Democrat and doesn’t have the baggage of being a REPUBLICAN for the last 30 years…

In this day and age in of politics the simple fact of having a history is a disadvantage period…..

Arlen leaned on Obama…who needed him for Healthcare and few early votes…..

But could not or would not come back to his rescue for his own personal gain…..

Healthcare is going to demonstrate repaeatily the fact that presidents have a different constituency that congressmen…

They all know that…

But it’s terrible to watch in action….

Congressmen ARE expendable to president’s ..they always have been…..

The final fact is primaries themselves….

Because the dynamic for primaries favor the more involved REGULAR party voters..which never go above about 20 to 25% of the general voting public…..a lot of politicians find primaries the toughest race they have to run…

They must please the party people who don’t necessarily agree with what can be ACTUALLY passed in Congress…then track back with the knowledge that their opponent and the media will hold them accountable for the BS they needed to say to the primary voters….

Ole’ Arlen did his stay……

Now it’s time for a new batter……..

May 19, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Editorial, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , | 6 Comments

A little on Ole’ Arlen’s loss yesterday…..An Editorial…..

Arlen Specter.…The distinguished Senior Senator from Pennsylvania lost his bid for another six years in the Nations Congress….

The Democrat voters of his state have paved the way for him to end his career in early January of next year……

While the media talking heads and net’ Doctor’s scream about all the Bullshit…..

The Dog would like to say his piece…

Arlen Specter a lot of people don’t know…….’ran for District Attorney (of Philadelphia ), on the Republican ticket as a registered Democrat ‘….a won  big….In 1965 ……He served in that position for eight years……for the next seven years after he left the DA’s office he lost several chances to get elected to public office as a Republican…..

He won election to the US Senate in 1980 and has been there ever since…..

While the media crows about Ole’ Arlen..the fact is the man has severed his country and state well…

He is 80 years old, tough, erasable and pretty sharp….

But the real reason he lost yesterday isn’t about the national incumbant wave like the media and GOPer’s would like you think…

It’s about basic politics…

Ole’ Arlen IS old….That he couldn’t get away from….

Sestak is a fairly young man who  is a Democrat and doesn’t have the baggage of being a REPUBLICAN for the last 30 years…

In this day and age in of politics the simple fact of having a history is a disadvantage period…..

Arlen leaned on Obama…who needed him for Healthcare and few early votes…..

But could not or would not come back to his rescue for his own personal gain…..

Healthcare is going to demonstrate repaeatily the fact that presidents have a different constituency that congressmen…

They all know that…

But it’s terrible to watch in action….

Congressmen ARE expendable to president’s ..they always have been…..

The final fact is primaries themselves….

Because the dynamic for primaries favor the more involved REGULAR party voters..which never go above about 20 to 25% of the general voting public…..a lot of politicians find primaries the toughest race they have to run…

They must please the party people who don’t necessarily agree with what can be ACTUALLY passed in Congress…then track back with the knowledge that their opponent and the media will hold them accountable for the BS they needed to say to the primary voters….

Ole’ Arlen did his stay……

Now it’s time for a new batter……..

May 19, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Editorial, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , | 6 Comments