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NY Governor Andrew Cuomo starts his march at 2016…..

His poll ratings are in stratosphere *…..

He has more money in the political bank than the majority of the countries Governor’s combined….

And just before the Democratic Convention he’s holding a get together for policy Democrats…..

Anderew Cuomo IS running for President in 2016 folks….

That is if Hillary Clinton DOES NOT run…..

Cuomo Plans Policy Summit

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) “has studiously avoided talk of a 2016 White House run, but he has positioned himself on two fronts, amassing the nation’s largest gubernatorial war chest and organizing a series of August policy summits with Democratic leaders and academics,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

“Mr. Cuomo has raised nearly $1 million a month since he took office in January 2011 and has about $19.3 million to spend –more than 40 other governors combined… Meanwhile, just two weeks before his party gathers on Sept. 3 for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Mr. Cuomo is hosting a summit of his own, inviting Clinton administration veterans and others to Manhattan for a policy forum.”

Politicalwire…

*A new Quinnipiac poll finds New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) with a staggering 73% to 16% approval rating, an all-time high.

Perhaps even more striking, Cuomo holds a 69% to 19% approval rate among Republicans.

photo….articles.nydailynews.com

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July 26, 2012 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates | , | Leave a comment

 

It’s been 31 months since the Politicaldog101 was born….

And we are Proud to announce that we’ve gone past 1 Million hits with BOTH sites combined….

As I type this we have 1,002,059 ‘hits’……

We started as Politicaldog101 on the WordPress system….

After a year we moved to a self hosted site to enable us to do more things and have more control over the look and feel of the site….

The transition was messy and we thought we had lost some of our early data….

But a few months later WordPress brought back the original site as jamesb.101.wordpress.com so here we are as TWO site’s…..

Thru the magic of computer data…

And a truly magic webmaster the Politicaldog101.com site actually now has the complete data…

But what the heck!

Two’s better than One , right?

I want to say thank you to a lot of people and places…..

First to WordPress which provides the wonderful vehicle for these sites to operate in…

I want to thank the techs at Hostmoster, Site5 and Hostgator for their help in getting an old dog thru the last 31 months….

I want to thank our first webmaster Sebastian  for his help SRS…..

And I want to thank Amy Gelfand for her help these days in listening to me and tightening up the look of the present site…..

I want to take the time to say thanks to our Dog Pac regulars who help me get thru the days and nights at this place….

Zreebs, SE, DSD, Jack, Daniel, Brandon, mac, Dave MacCadam, Corey, CD, Terry and some of the others along the way including….

Keith, Illinois Jim, bdog and T&P……

My thanks is also for ALL those one time visitors that I know are out there but don’t write in their thoughts….

Of course I thank my wife for all the patience with an ole’ Dog that labors downstairs in the basement EVERYDAY!….

We hope that you all enjoy this place and keep coming back for more….

We have a busy month or two upcoming and a Presidential Election , House Elections and many more come November 6 , 2012…

I look forward to sharing the run up to these elections with everyone…

It’s a GOOD Ride folks….

Keep it going!

The Dog……

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March 1, 2012 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Media, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , , , | Leave a comment

Politicaldog101 and jamesb101.wordpress.com Have MORE Than ONE MILLON Hits!

 

It’s been 31 months since the Politicaldog101 was born….

And we are Proud to announce that we’ve gone past 1 Million hits with BOTH sites combined….

As I type this we have 1,002,059 ‘hits’……

We started as Politicaldog101 on the WordPress system….

After a year we moved to a self hosted site to enable us to do more things and have more control over the look and feel of the site….

The transition was messy and we thought we had lost some of our early data….

But a few months later WordPress brought back the original site as jamesb.101.wordpress.com so here we are as TWO site’s…..

Thru the magic of computer data…

And a truly magic webmaster the Politicaldog101.com site actually now has the complete data…

But what the heck!

Two’s better than One , right?

I want to say thank you to a lot of people and places…..

First to WordPress which provides the wonderful vehicle for these sites to operate in…

I want to thank the techs at Hostmoster, Site5 and Hostgator for their help in getting an old dog thru the last 31 months….

I want to thank our first webmaster Sebastian  for his help SRS…..

And I want to thank Amy Gelfand for her help these days in listening to me and tightening up the look of the present site…..

I want to take the time to say thanks to our Dog Pac regulars who help me get thru the days and nights at this place….

Zreebs, SE, DSD, Jack, Daniel, Brandon, mac, Dave MacCadam, Corey, CD, Terry and some of the others along the way including….

Keith, Illinois Jim, bdog and T&P……

My thanks is also for ALL those one time visitors that I know are out there but don’t write in their thoughts….

Of course I thank my wife for all the patience with an ole’ Dog that labors downstairs in the basement EVERYDAY!….

We hope that you all enjoy this place and keep coming back for more….

We have a busy month or two upcoming and a Presidential Election , House Elections and many more come November 6 , 2012…

I look forward to sharing the run up to these elections with everyone…

It’s a GOOD Ride folks….

Keep it going!

The Dog……

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March 1, 2012 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Media, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , , , | Leave a comment

Why I think the US should NOT invade Syria……

 

I want you to take a look at two places the US and it’s Allies have tried to HELP….

Iraq and Afghanistan….

I want to remind you of todays headlines….

In Iraq there have been steady bombing for last several days…..

In Afghanistan there have been protests……

The bombings in Iraq have been done as the political sides manuever for power in a THEIR country after the Americans and NATO packed up their combat troops and left….

The protests with shootings in Afghanistan have been ignited by a dumb decision by someone in the military to burn koran’s instead of disposing of them more ssesabliy …..

Or giving them away …..

Both incident demonstrate the limits of ANY outside power to HELP the natives….

While the ‘help’ will Always embraced with open arms……

History has taught us that sooner or later the help WILL become the enemy….

So while the US STILL has Special Ops ‘Hunter’ squads operating in Iraq…

The troops are gone…

The same will be the case in Afghanistan in a year or two…

Libya the last place the American’s and Allies offered help is a mess……

There is NO reason to think that Syria won’t be after this Civil War/Arab Spring fight is over….

There is news that the Arab states ARE shipping arms to the resistance…

That only means more guns….

More bloodshed….

We need to take a breather….

And  wait to see how the slow ramp up of Special Ops in Africa play…

Let Syria be Syria….

We can deal with the survivor’s

Ron Paul may be right afterall…

From Politicaldog101.Com

 

February 27, 2012 Posted by | Blogs, Government, Media, Men, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, The Economy, Updates | , , , | Leave a comment

Mitt Romney may be lousy….His Campaign isn’t……

 

Last night I re-read the John Hellemann  piece written right after last weeks Arizona debate…..

About half way into the piece that basically states that the Republican party has got itself into the mess that finds itself in now in the nomination race…

Hellermann writes this about about how Mitt Romney’s campaign apparatus chewed up Newt Gingrich and spit him out….

Sure Newt helped but in all the noise ….

The media ….And indeed most of us miss this….

An hour or so after the Republican debate in Jacksonville on January 26, Romney’s chief strategist, Stuart Stevens, was in the spin room employing his iPad as a weapon. Stevens asked if I knew how many times Gingrich was mentioned in Reagan’s memoir. Calling up the text onscreen andsearching the document, he revealed the answer: zero. Stevens then asked the same about a different memoir—Jack Abramoff’s. Here the number of mentions was larger: thirteen. Stevens asked, “What does that tell you?” I ventured, “That Newt is full of shit?” Stevens: “You said it, buddy.”

Stevens’s parlor trick was a minor, albeit delightful, element of the two-front assault waged by Team Romney on Gingrich in Florida: strafing him from the air with negative ads and badgering him on the ground, which involved not only working the press but sending operatives to Gingrich’s every event to offer instant rebuttals. One objective here was to refute Gingrich’s claims to being at once instrumental to the Reagan Revolution and a Washington outsider; another was to rattle him, to piss him off, to get inside his head.

Together with two stellar debate showings by Romney, the anti-Newt incursion accomplished all that and more, driving Gingrich to fits of defensive distraction, undisguised irritation, and an in toto effort in Florida that was every bit as feeble as his South Carolina bid had been robust. And in its indiscipline, lassitude, and wackiness—how many news cycles did he squander on that freaking lunar colony?—it made manifest why he was never a plausible Republican nominee…….

Folks…..

Mitt Romney keeps screwing up when he opens his mouth…

But Mitt Romney STILL leads the field….

He is still the man EVERYONE is trying to knock off…

And that because of his campaign organization…

Not particularly him….

We look back to how Romney got slugged by Cain, Perry, Newt and now Santorum….

We see a Republican who HAS money…

Who CAN’T tell a story without backing up….

You HAS learned to attack…

(He got the best of Santorum last week…..Just like he got the best of Newt)

A week ago Rick Santorum was tearing up the polling charts….

Now HE is fighting for HIS political future……

Low on money……

Described by even Republican’s as a ‘throw back’ to the 1950′s….

And has the headache of having the Romney people defining him as the past Washington ‘Insider’ he was……

Let me finish this piece by reminding everyone…..

Rick Santorum IS the Blue collar, white guy, who wants to tell females to stay barefoot and pregnant…..

If he wins the GOP nomination……

With little or no organization and less money….

Being a Washington insider that was liked just a hair more than Newt……

It will be because in the end….

If the guy who has run a dogged campaign….

Looping off ALl of his opponents …..

STILL can’t make it as the parties BEST/WORST Choice against a younger challenger who appeals to a segment of the American population

That is shrinking everyday under the weight of a country moving into the 21st Century…..

In this Dogs mind….

The GOP REALLY does NOT want to elect a President….

And I’m ALL for that…..

Obama WILL WIN

It IS just that simple…

From Politicaldog101.com

 

February 27, 2012 Posted by | Blogs, Counterpoints, Entertainment, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

10 Years after 9/11 2001….New York City and the World will remember…..

 

It is with a heavy heart that I will get thru September 11, 2011…

For I knew personally some of the people who did not come home from that days events…

For that day 10 years ago my job was to comfort the children on the people who worked in New York City…

On that day my contribution was to assure those worried that their children were in a safe place….

I am happy to One World Trade Center rebuilt….

I spent passing time in the old one….

I pass on my prays to people who lost loved ones on that day in threelocations in America…

I pray for strength for the people who have to live with their loses…

And I hope that while some of us may complain about the coasts…

I can only hope that our Government and it’s actor will spare nothing to do what ever they can to make sure that 

NOTHING 

like this will EVER happen again….

Amen…..

The Dog…..

From the New York Times…..

By MICHAEL HOWARD SAUL

New York City will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with a ceremony at the World Trade Center site on Sunday, when the nation pauses to grieve for the dead and reflect on the decade since terrorists toppled the Twin Towers, damaged the Pentagon and crashed a jetliner in rural Pennsylvania.

President Barack Obama and his predecessor, former President George W. Bush, will be among the eight current or former elected officials to deliver readings at the ceremony, which is set to begin at 8:35 a.m. with the sound of bagpipes and drummers. Mr. Obama, the first sitting president to attend the annual ceremony, gave the green light earlier this year for the military mission that killed Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the deadliest foreign attack on American soil.

While most of the attention will focus on New York’s ceremony, there will also be events at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania, plus many smaller observances in communities across the country, from a stair climb in Seattle to a 9/11 memorial dedication in Sarasota, Fla.

On Saturday in Shanksville, Pa., the 40 passengers and crew who fought back against their hijackers aboard Flight 93 before it crashed on Sept. 11 were honored for their heroism in a ceremony dedicating the first phase of a memorial at the nation’s newest national park, the Associated Press reported.

The hijackers intended to crash the plane in Washington but “never made it because of the determination and valor of the passengers and crew of Flight 93, that plane crashed in this field, less than 20 minutes by air” from the target, said Jon Jarvis, director of the National Park Service, according to the AP.

Vice President Joe Biden and former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton were among those attending the Shanksville event, the AP said.

The 10th anniversary also marks the official opening of the National September 11 Memorial—twin reflecting pools that sit within the footprints of the Twin Towers and feature bronze panels on which the names of the dead are inscribed. A 9/11 museum is scheduled to open at the World Trade Center site next September.

“As we reflect back on the past, let us remember not only the agony and anguish of the attacks but how we channeled our pain into something positive and powerful,” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday in a speech about the rebirth of Lower Manhattan. “Let us remember not only how the towers fell, but how we rose up—determined to defend our freedoms.”

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September 11, 2011 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Editorial, Family, Government, Law, Media, Men, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Politicaldog101 completes its Second Year!

Yea….

It’s been 730 days since the Politiocaldog101 started as a WordPress Blog!

What a journey……

 

From putting together the basics to running this self-hosted site…

It has been and continues to be a blast!

It has taken me further on the net then I ever thought this place would go….

Over 660,000 hits and still counting…..

 

And I am grateful for the regulars who come here just about everyday and comment, argue, post and help me be better….

I want to also thank Sebastian for SRS, wherever he is, for the theme help….

 

I’ve also made friends a few other bloggers that I visit regularly and feature….

I look forward to the upcoming Primaries and Presidential Election which we will be covering extensively here at the Dog….

 

Finally….. I want thank the wife for being patient with her husband pounding away on down stairs on the computer everyday while listening with one floppy ear to her…..

 

Thank You….

From the bottom of my heart to to tip of my wet nose…..

Keep it coming!

The Dog….

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July 24, 2011 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , | 2 Comments

Casey Anthony verdict….The media didn’t get it right…

My wife’s been following this case down in Orlando….

I haven’t until a few days ago….

Casey Anthony is a young mother who didn’t call authorities about here missing child for about 30 days…

The child’s body was found in bad shape…

The death was a mystery…

In fact to this day NO ONE know quite how the child died….

Oh, little Cayle Anthony was duct taped and drowned it’s reported….

Here’s the weird thing….

The child’s mother during this period went out a partied….

And then there is even more…

The grand parents of the child  (Casey mother and father)where looked at as possible ‘persons of interest’…

Her Dad is a ex-Homicide Detective…

There is also an old bot friend angle and more….

That’s a little background….

My wife and I discussed the case after it was sent to the jury over the July 4th weekend….

I watched two different talking heads yesterday….

So Defense lawyer on Fox who thought the case was a slam dunk for the Prosecution and 

Jane Velez Mitchell from CNN’s Court Channel…

The media outlets….

Virtually ALL of them where reporting that Casey Anthony was a done deal for a conviction on most …if not all of charges and was on trial for her life….

Somebody forgot to tell the jury that….

Hours ago the came back with NOT GUILTIES for….

Murder….

Manslaughter….

Felony Child Abuse…..

Valez Mitchell had been right….

The case presented by prosecutors didn’t sway the jury which came back with a verdict convicting Casey Anthony of lying to the cops….

That all….

Those are misdemeanors….

Which means with time served …..(Anthony has been in jail since her arrest. 3 years ago)..

She’ll be out of jail shortly….

I watched with amusement all the talking heads on several channel try to play off the fact that they just about ALL got this wrong….

Very wrong….

Listen from what I read and what my wife has told me….

Casey Anthony wasn’t the best mother in the world….

After the verdict her parents left the courtroom without saying a word….

A beautiful kid is gone in a horrible way….

And like it or not…

Casey Anthony DID time and was scared in the courtroom today…

Something bad happened to that child…

But….

The media clearly missed the train on this one….

There seemed to be so much circumstantial evidence and almost no direct evidence that Casey Anthony ….Or for that matter ANYONE hurt the child….

The media pushed for a conviction….

The jury had the last word….

Cleared of murder charges in death of 2-year-old daughter

More….Here…..Here…..

From the Politicaldog101…..

July 5, 2011 Posted by | Breaking News, Crime, Family, Government, Law, Media, PoliticalDog Calls, Updates, Women | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why are we paying $3.45 a gallon for gas….If Cushing Oklahoma has plenty of Oil?…..Repost 4/22/11

(This post was orignally done on February 28, 2011)

I was watching CNBC this morning while walking on my treadmill….

The morning anchor…

What’s his name was having a grand ole’ Monday morning….

He was talking to some on scene reporter that was wearing a hard hat and  standing in front oil tanks as far you could see in Cushing, Oklahoma

For those of us who don’t know these things…..

When those who do know how to order oil futures…

They are talking about deposits in Cushing…..

Most of US and Canadian oil production goes thru Cushing’s pipes and tanks…..

Well folks here the secret that the jolly CNBC guy is laughing about while I’m paying $3.45 a gallon for gas….

Cushing has a LOT of OIL….

The reporter out there squinting into the camera smiles uncomfortably and tells the jolly anchor….

Yep…..Texas and other states are actually producing record amounts of OIL along with the Canadians……

Confirming my theory that the rapid rise in oil and gas prices has little to do with the supply of oil in this country…

The jolly fellow in the studio in New York keeps chuckling…

And I start cursing all of those guys who are making money driving the prices up so they can deposit more money in their checking accounts

And the dipshit financial reporters who could careless….


While I have to get gas every two days because the price is so high $20 lasts  that long….

America….

The capitalist capital of the world….

Where else could a damn anchor on a TV station sit on camera and laugh about how the public is getting screwed in plain daylight

And the media doesn’t think this is important story?

April 22, 2011 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, The Economy, Updates | | 2 Comments

Who keeps winning?

The story in the political junkies news over the last 36 hours is the bambozzelment of the House GOPers…..

While the media may be still screaming the echo’s of the last months GOP iron fisted demands….

The fact is…

Obama and the Senate Democrats out foxed Boehner and the House newbies…..

Quietly…

Without fan fair there have be stories coming out in the past 24 hours that the ACTUAL budget cuts for 2011 are anywhere from $17B to less than $1B….

Now I DO remember the newly elected GOP House members and their Tea Party friends demanding $100B in cuts….

That didn’t happen…

Did it?

We now see House GOP Boehner trying to put a good face on being fleeced by the Democrats who used the Senate Democrats, House Democrats and a dealing President to again sell the GOP snake oil….

As with the first budget bill fight……

Just when the GOP thought they had everybody on the ropes…..

They didn’t…..

I said this several times …

Everybody keep bitching about Obama not having any balls (I certainly have)

But again…

The guy and the Democrats get shit done….

Schumer and Reid have taken the lead from Pelosi…

And Reid the old boxer keeps giving good rounds in the Senate…..

Just like his re-election run…..

The Democrats are rolling along fine folks…

No draconian cuts…

And taxing the rich is still being pushed along with dialogue about more cuts….

And will likely do fine with the Debt Ceiling (that HAS to be raised ) fight….

That make sense


I hope the GOP Governors keep messing with everyone…

The Dem’s may lose the Senate…

But they  ARE gonna have gains in the House…

And a newly re-elected President come next November….

For sure….

From Politicaldog101

April 17, 2011 Posted by | Blogs, Counterpoints, Editorial, Government, Law, Media, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Taxes, The Economy, Updates | , , | Leave a comment