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Military Power has got this country into problems…Open Thread for April 13, 2017

I just saw something that I think is crazy and dangerous….

There are reports that the Trump Admin is ‘leaking’ threats to attack North Korea attempts to put together a nuclear ballistic missile test…

Yes …ATTACK , like the Israeli’s did back in the day in the Middle East…

I hope this isn’t a game of chicken…

North Korea is country that has a huge military…

Soeul, The main city in South Korea is only 30 miles from the DMZ, which has tens’s of thousands of US and South Korean soldiers….

A strong push by more than 100,000 communist troops is gonna be a problem…

Trump and the General’s have surely been emboldened by their Syrian and Afghanistan military actions…

But neither country is anywhere close to the ability of the North Korean military which is thought to have simple nuclear weapons and military in the millions…

I hope cooler heads prevail….

America does NOT need to go back to World War II fighting two military actions on both sides of the planet…

In a statement Thursday, North Korea issued a warning to the U.S. — should it take action — of a “merciless retaliatory strike.”

“By relentlessly bringing in a number of strategic nuclear assets to the Korean peninsula, the US is gravely threatening the peace and safety and driving the situation to the brink of a nuclear war,” North Korea’s statement said.

South Korea foreign minister Yun Byung said U.S. officials have “repeatedly reaffirmed that” the U.S. “will closely discuss with South Korea its North Korea-related measures.”

“In fact, the U.S. is working to reassure us that it will not, just in case that we might hold such concerns.”

President Trump on Thursday tweeted that he has “great confidence that China will properly deal with North Korea.”

“If they are unable to do so, the U.S., with its allies, will! USA,” the president tweeted….


The NY Times has a detailed look at the on the ground action by the North Korea’s that has alarmed American Intelligence and military people...Here…

2016 New York Democratic/GOP Presidential Primary Open Thread….


This isn’t gonna be a long night…..

If the Polling is anywhere near right ?

Expect early call for Hillary Cliton in the Democratic Presidential Primary…..

This is Clinton’s home state these days…..

She has been the US Senator for 8 years….

She lives North of New York City….

She has the solid support of older minorities and the party regulars…Of the 44 Super Delegegates in the state ? Clinton has 40 lined up for her…

Bernie Sanders was born in Brooklyn…But left there to become a politican in Vermont ….Decades later he is back in Brooklyn looking for votes…His stregth in support is the cities young….Mostly white, but with young blacks and browns thrown in….

But their numbers are much smaller than the old timers….

In addtion, in New York ONLY registered Democrats can vote in the primary, so a LOT of those young people at Sanders rallies cannot vote for him…

You’d think the Bernie Sanders would carry the entire Jewish vote in New York?

Not so ….

Sanders has created a split inn the Jewish community by embracing a view that Israeli should start talking about a two state peace deal with the Arabs, Something MOST Jewish voters are NOT receotive to….

In the polling  in the last week has Hillary Clinton is at least +10% to +16% AHEAD of Bernie Sanders (Except for One poll out today which has her +6%)….Even Sanders has taken to saying’ So What?’ about her projected win….

Prediction….Hillary Clinton beats Bernie Sanders by +10%

For the Republicans ?

It’s Donald Trump ALL the way….

This has been a easy one for Trump…

He lives in Manhattan …..

New Yorkers are well aware of Trumps entertaining act and most Republican here can live with it….

Ted Cruz has NOT helped himself by knocking the New York types in th media and is actually running third in most of the NY GOP polls….

Cruz is working on denying Trump the full 95 GOP delegates by working small GOP delegates arae’s in Staten Island and the Bronx …

John  Kasich should come in second in the state….

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Prediction …Donald Trump by +20%….Kasich Second and Ted Cruz coming in Third….

Clinton image….abcnews.go.com

Trump image….redstate.com

Open Thread for Feb. 7, 2016…The Media Rock Stars….The Donald and Bernie…

We have two days before the New Hampshire Primary….

The polls point Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump winning ….

We don’t actually by how much and they COULD actually lose by small margins given that we are talking about quirky New Hampshire and seeing last weeks complete pollster breakdown…

But turning from the voting?

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We have two media stars….

Bernie Sanders is the darling of young Democratic voters…

The rumpled , distanced and angry 74 year old independent Senator from Vermont seems to garner the same response from his crowds and supports as the slick businessman /entertainer independent turn political Donald Trump….

Trump has actually ramped down his show infant of the camera’s while Sanders has ramped up his…

I may be one of the only Dogs out there that feels that both will be sitting on the sidelines come this falls election, but that’s MY feeling…

Both elicit salivating from the media types….Who readily admit on their twitter feed hunger when their guy ISN’T the top story for a few hours…

Each has their sunshine measure by polls AND how many times they are mentioned on social media…

Each gets MORE free media from the media pack that what they spend for….

But each, as mentioned , actually does NOT get as much vote support from those who are reliable voters…

We all are along for the ride…

This Tuesday I suspect will be a good day for the media stars….

But the ex-Sec of State and Florida Senator are gonna be looking past Tuesday to March 1st, when the cards start to work against the media darlings and things are in the voters hands…

Not the media….


Open Thread for January 16, 2016…The Media has its GOP Horse race…

If you check the political Media pieces coming out in the last 24/48 hours you have see it quietly rolling out…..

The Republican race for the Presidential nomination is now officially Ted Cruz vs Donald Trump…..

Actually people picked up on this a while ago…..

While Marco Rubio RUNS BETTER than Ted Cruz in the general election against Hillary Clinton….

It is increasing looking like Rubio simply is too unhuman to light a fire for those opposed to Trump….

Cruz as a potentila nominee is probably something the Clinton campaign would be more happy with than others….

Senator Cruz has run HARD from the Right in the primary and will find it harder to wiggle back to towards the middle of th electorate than say Trump or Rubio….Not Bush though….

We’ll see when the votes start coming in just about two weeks from now….

Open Thread for January 8, 2016…On Trump throwing stones….

Donald Trump is pointing to’ back in the day’ actions of former President Bill Clinton….

Clinton is accosted by reporters ‘demanding’ to respond to Donald Trump’s re-bringing up something from 20 years ago…..

Something that Hillary and Bill Clinton worked thru and Bill Clinton went on to win a second term as President and become MORE popular than ever…..

What do I NOT see?

I do NOT see those SAME reporters pushed by their editors to turn around and ask Donald Trump about his cheating on more than one of his THREE wives?

Of course Trump is the gift that keeps on giving….

The media has been pimpoed by Trump and they enjoy it for ratings and ad dollars….

America has degraded itself this election to ‘style over substance ‘…..

That in the name of become the most powerful politican on the planet….

Scary and sorrowful shit….

Open Thread for November 16, 2015….The President just Can’t take out ISIS…

It doesn’t work that way……

After the Paris attacks….

President Obama finds himself in the SAME place as Goerge W. Bush was in after 9/11…..

Chest beating from the Right pushing for the President to ‘do SOMETHING’…..

Easy words…..

President Obam is currently holding a presser in Turkey……

Over and over reporters as the SAME question…..

‘Why can’t the strongest country in the world just go and make ISIS, the Islamic State go away by military might?’….

The President has seeked to to NOT do what Bush did …..

President Barack Obama addresses a news conference following a working session at the Group of 20 (G20) leaders summit in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya, Turkey, November 16, 2015.

Sending American men and women into harms way to beat down the problem….Only to have those same troops looked as occupiers and wanting them to leave which forms a vaccum that breeds even MORE problems….

President Obam HAS been strong to NOT repeat Bush’s mistakes….

Hang in there Mr. President……

(And this is NOT about a War against Islam)

Indiana, North Carolina & Ohio Primaries Preview & Results Thread

Hello all!

Primary Day has arrived in Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio and this will be the Preview & Results Thread for those 3 States.

Here are the Races we’ll be covering. Chime in if you’re voting in these 3 States and you have a local Race.


No Competitive Races in the Hoosier State this Time


OH-GOV (D): Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald will cruise to the Democratic Nomination over Larry Ealy

OH-GOV (R): Governor John Kasich is running Unopposed

8th Congress District (R): House Speaker John A. Boehner faces Opposition from 3 Republicans. It’ll be interesting to see how much of the Vote he gets.

North Carolina

NC-SEN (R): The Big One. Can State House Speaker Tom Thillis avoid a Runoff. This could get very long in the Night before we know anything for sure.
NC-SEN (D): Kay Hagan faces only nominal Opposition and should cruise to the Nomination.

2nd Congress District (R): Rep. Renee Ellmers faces a Primary Challenge from Frank Roche
2nd Congress District (D): Clay Aiken vs Keith Crisco

3rd Congress District (R): Rep. Walter Jones faces a strong Primary Challenge from Taylor Griffin

6th Congress District (R): 9 Republicans vying to succeed retiring Rep. Howard Coble in this heavy GOP District. Phil Berger Jr. is the Frontrunner.

7th Congress District (R): David Rouzer who lost to retiring Rep. Mike McIntyre by less than 300 Votes in 2012 is running again. He faces Opposition from 2 Republicans.
6th Congress District (D): Jonathan Barfield vs Walter Martin Jr.

12th Congress District Special (D): 7 Democrats vying to succedd Rep. Mel Watts who resigned to become the Federal Housing Finance Agency Director in the Obama Administration.

P. S. Results will start trickling in shortly after 6pm ET.
Daniel G.

Politicaldog101 has its Fourth Anniversary Today!


Back on July 24, 2009 a Dog for Politics got it together in one piece and launched this site


The reason was a site I loved Politics1 would no more support threads/comments….

So I sniffed around found this company wordpress and looked for a theme and put it all together…

It wasn’t easy….But it was one of the most rewarding things that I have done…..

Like most of us…

I started off with baby steps commenting on the net….

Then jumped in …..

I am happy to have had a lot of people come and go thru this place….

We don’t always agree…..

And I have strived to have Democrats and Republicans here…

But lets face it that IS hard…..

And I have also made sure to post  other things  cause sometimes ya have to go where the wind blows….

For those who have have the time…

Go to the Home page and click on the 2009 or 2012 months and check out the threads….


Thank You for your time if you are reading this…..

It’s a labor of love for me 365 days a year ….

And I salute my friends over at Whatever Works, The Oligarch Kings and Talk and Politics for their support and encouragement….

And the same to the regulars who help me to be better everyday…..

And we’re always looking for more of you to join the commets section daily…..


Thanks to all those of you out there for making this place what it is…..


The Dog…..

Open Thread for January 8, 2013……

We’re starting the New Year off with the President’s nomination of John Kerry, Chuck Hagel and John Brennan to be the guys in the room when the President makes National Security Policy….

Do we notice something here?

The Debt Ceiling Show will the next thing coming after the President presents his annual Budget speech to Congress and the Nation …..

Speaker of the House John Boehner, A Republican, is away from Washington for a few days while 

people keep grumbling about him throwing up his hands because HIS people are so divided….

Budegt cuts?

Defense Cuts?

Tax Increases?

Gun Control?

Notre Dame getting a whippin?

Welcome to 2013 People….

Let’s Rock and Roll!

The GOP Illinois Primary…Tuesday March 20, 2012….Open Thread

(I’ve made this the Open Thread)

Currently Polling has Mitt Romney in the lead in the state….

Romney, as usual, will win the urban area’s of the state…..

Like Chicago…..

And Rick Santorum will win the rural area’s….

Illinois IS a Blue State…..

So like we’ve seen in  past few months…..

If Romney can beat the drop in the percentage of voters that WILL come out and vote for him

He’ll win the popular vote….

That doesn’t mean that Romney won’t win the delegate race….

(There are 54 up for grabs)

He will….

And that’s the rub …..

Isn’t it?

Tuesday March 20, 2012……Illinois GOP Primary…….69 Delegates up for grabs…..
Republican Primary Projections from Nate Silver @ Fivethirtyeight….

Updated March 16, 2012 at 2:08 PM ET


Mar. 20
Mitt Romney 41.7% 86%
Rick Santorum 33.4 14
Newt Gingrich 15.1 0

Full Illinois Details

from twitter 3/18/12 11:42 PM


                                 Final Illinois numbers: Romney 45, Santorum 30, Gingrich 12, Paul 10

Open Thread for 7/5/11….China having a economic Debt cold also?

A day after July 4th, 2011!

Time flys when you’re having a good time!


I spend last night nursing this place thru an updatye to the latest WordPress operation system 3.2

Quite frankly I was lost…

But the tech’s over at Site5 this site’s hosting company helped get the transition done….

Thank You guys!


In politics the GOPer’s are maneuvering around…

Bachmann turns the questions around about her husband’s business with an admission that she had a miscarriage in the past….

Rick Perry has it seems stolen the religious right from Bachmann grasp….

T-Paw is desperately trying to climb back on stage…

Cain is trying to keep his staff….

Palin is out there somewhere…

I know I’m missing a bunch of people, right?

Of course the Leader of the pack right now is Mitt Romney….


The ex-Mass Governor is cruising along collecting money and trying to keep his foot out his mouth….


With Congress back in town…

The President and Speaker will do a dance and try to do the closing act on a raise in the Debt Ceiling…

Obama is gonna have to help Boehner in the end is my call….

And the list of countries in economic trouble grows longer everyday….


We may be adding China to that list which is not good news for America….

So goes the world on this fine day…..


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The Dog…..