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Open thread for June 15…….Site Upgrades and White House Hype….

I’ve been busy today doing some paperwork and house cleaning  the blog for a long due upgrade…..

And believe me it ain’t as easy all as the web hosting people and WordPress says it is….

First I started off in the wrong place…

Then I found the right place but WordPress is having problems….

I vow to be patient…..

The new Web Hosting people have my money now….

On the other front….

I’m now checking the net to do a post and I notice one thing….

The race is on!

Every media outlet has something on Obama going to the Gulf, Obama telling the BP what to do….The White House in charge …Congress beating BP up…The stocj taking a hit….

And the best ones…..The Clean up is Chaotic…..

They even have a picture of my man Thad Allen looking glum…..

Judging my the comments here I guess I’m the only one out here that ain’t looking to lynch BP…..

Well folks you got what ya asked for…

Obama and his adminstration now looks like they are going to own the OIl spill…

They are in charge (Not really ….They don’t drill or cap oil wells )

They are whipping BP (Not really, that comes tomorrow )…

And  the state actually coordinates the clean up…..

BUT THEY ARE THE LEAD NOW!

SEND YOUR PUNCHES TO THE PRESIDENT and the government….

BP will settle on  putting money aside….

That’s a smart thing….

For the states and BP….

And I hear that WH Press Secretary Gibbs thinks they can capture 90% of the oil by next month…..

The Alvin Greene saga continues……

Yes Sir!

South Carolina Republican’s AND Democrat’s

what a mess…..


On to other things….

Daniel won’t be around for the you guys to kick around for a month…

He’s busy at work……


So I’ll try to do a some polling pieces and anyone that wants to try their hand at it…..

Come on!

As usual…….

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June 15, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Computers, Counterpoints, Ecology, Government, Media, Men, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates | , , , , , , , , , | 39 Comments

The White House and The Congress…… at Odds…….

The Dog has been waiting for someone to do this piece that is now the banner over @Politico……

Over the last six months the Dog….along with every other media and blog has been bemoaning  that the President and his gnomes have left the House and Senate Democrats out in cold with their pants down on several issues…..mainly Healthcare…..

Barack Obama has not lifted a finger to help Congressmen and women to deal with the onslaught that the GOP has unleashed against them……

Nancy Pelosi (the Dog gives her credit ) has started to dig her heel’s in, something this President seems to be incapable of doing……..


President Barack Obama, accompanied by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (left), waves as he leaves Capitol Hill.

“What you’re seeing now in public has been building in private,” said a top House Democratic official. “House members did their work — they did everything the president asked of them. And it gets stuck in the Senate. Or the Senate screws it up.”

Though Pelosi and other House Democrats have made it clear that they’re angry with the Senate, they’re also frustrated with the president, upset that he hasn’t come to terms with the problems of getting legislation through the upper chamber — or done enough to overcome them.

“He wants a jobs bill, we get a jobs bill,” the official said. “He wanted health care, we got health care. Then the answer is, ‘You just need to twist enough arms to pass the Senate bill.’ You can twist arms if you’ve got a handful of them to twist. You can’t twist over 100 arms. There needs to be some reality check there.”

“Both ends of the Capitol — the House and the Senate — are starting to wonder if they’re on their own,” the official continued. “You have a lot of frustration there. And the White House’s reaction to all of that seems to be, ‘Run against Congress’ — which, as you can imagine, doesn’t go over very well with House members. The White House reaction seems to be, ‘Position ourselves against Congress.’”

Obama has to get his act together…….and make his mind what he wants to fight for…..he ain’t in Kansas anymore…..this is the real deal.….

February 12, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Taxes, The Economy, Updates, Women | , , , | 16 Comments

President Obama …you to need to stay home for a while..your Congress is scared…..

One could shake their head in disbelief…First Attorney General Eric Holder gets beat up yesterday on the Gitmo five…then today Treasury Secretary Tim Geithners job is asked for by Republicans and some democrats…..And finally Senator Dodd is getting roughed up…..

The thing that is not good, is…all of the people doing the pushing, and shoving are Democrats…all of the people getting pushed, are Democrats too.

While the Democrats control the White House and Capitol Hill….Everyone is still well aware of a few things…..

The unemployment rate has risen to 10.2%, the highest in while, employers are not in a hurry to bring that number down, Two Governors jobs will be in GOP hands come January first..there is a Healthcare Bill on the table, that they will pass, but a lot of people aren’t too happy with it..and the President of the United States, the head Democrat, is off apologizing to people in other countries, who don’t vote in less than a year from now…..

Make no mistake….Instead of crowing that Obama won, and the GOP is dead….There are a lot of scared Democrats out there….And if Holder, Geithner and Dodd have to take the hits…..Oh,well… they don’t really care  about that up on the Hill…..

While I feel President Obama has done pretty good for the last 300 or so days….I still see him as not doing his homework…all politics is local…the two governors that lost a few weeks ago were not really popular with their state’s voters…But the thing that all the seasoned Congressmen and women picked up was that Obama had not coattails at all in the races after lukewarm campaigning for the two….if you put that together with Obama’s conciliatory approach to foreign affairs, and his hands off approach to his domestic programs, you smell trouble….

Presidents don’t really have that much raw power…their power comes from persuasion, threats, and public humiliation…This president has been reluctant to use any power at all, except his media created ‘star power’ , which has slipped away since the day he was elected…..He’s was a smart man at running for president…but so far he hasn’t won too many awards for being president…..

Barack H. Obama needs to come home…he needs to stay home, and huddle with his team on the Hill and have a heart to heart talk….then go back to his handlers, and figure out how to help the Congress, help him get people back to work, how to get private employers to start hiring,  and how to get local democrats re-elected next fall….and while he’s at it..he needs to get a little tougher on the world stage…at least in the media….while we all like that he’s the president (and the people of this planet like him also) that is simply not enough…..

The American President is the ex-facto leader of the World…And while we don’t want step on everyone toes like Bush and Cheney did…it is time for this President to lead…Because his troops are in disarray, and they are scared opf losing their jobs,  just like everyone else.……

November 19, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Men, Politics, The Economy, Travel | , , , , | 2 Comments

On a visit to pay one's respect at Arlington… a chance meeting with the President……

This is a story of someone who came to pay his respects to few gone soldiers on Veterans Day , and happened upon the President / the Commander-in-Chief during his unexpected visit to Arlington Cemetery yesterday…and their face to face encounter…..

Oh, yea,that someone,  James Gordon Meek, is also a New Daily News Reporter…..

November 12, 2009 Posted by | Media, Men, Military | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On a visit to pay one’s respect at Arlington… a chance meeting with the President……

This is a story of someone who came to pay his respects to few gone soldiers on Veterans Day , and happened upon the President / the Commander-in-Chief during his unexpected visit to Arlington Cemetery yesterday…and their face to face encounter…..

Oh, yea,that someone,  James Gordon Meek, is also a New Daily News Reporter…..

November 12, 2009 Posted by | Media, Men, Military | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hillary Clinton throws in the towel?……she says she will not run for President again…….

Yep…you heard that right…..while in Zurich………The former First Lady, and New York State Senator makes comments to NBC ‘s Anne Curry on…. the President getting the Nobel Peace Prize, Afghanistan policy formation, and being Secretary of State……and the lady says she will not run for President of the United States…….we’ll check back in few years…when the coast may be clear……

October 12, 2009 Posted by | Other Things | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

254 days into the Obama Presidency…….some behind the scenes looks at his travels……

Courtesy of the New York Daily News, Associated Press and others…Enjoy the trip around the world!………

September 30, 2009 Posted by | Politics, Travel | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Obama calling Kanye West a ‘jackass’…………we go to the video tape!

I know people out there eat this stuff up (it was off the record, but I just can’t pass this up)…and it’s nice to see the President of the United States being urbane and spontaneous…….I love it……

I give to you the 44 th President of the President of the United States giving his straight comments of Kanye West\’s show stopping performance at last months MTV Video awards show…….

as they say….priceless

Note:……watch Crawford’s face……Politico put this up for an hour when it happened on September 16th, 2009…then yanked it at the White House’s request I’m sure…….

September 26, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Other Things, Politics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Obama calling Kanye West a 'jackass'…………we go to the video tape!

I know people out there eat this stuff up (it was off the record, but I just can’t pass this up)…and it’s nice to see the President of the United States being urbane and spontaneous…….I love it……

I give to you the 44 th President of the President of the United States giving his straight comments of Kanye West\’s show stopping performance at last months MTV Video awards show…….

as they say….priceless

Note:……watch Crawford’s face……Politico put this up for an hour when it happened on September 16th, 2009…then yanked it at the White House’s request I’m sure…….

September 26, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Other Things, Politics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Barack and Michelle Obama as a regular couple…. finding their way in an early marriage……

A piece on a new book coming out that spotlights the first couple as normal, regular adults adjusting to their life together, as things happen……..For anyone who’s been there …..there are no surprises, and quite a few moments to smile, and say…..ah, huh……..

Update…they just celebrated 17 years of marriage in October………

September 22, 2009 Posted by | Home, Other Things, Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment