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Obama taps Sen. Ron Johnson for UN post.....

Must be that the POTUS just doesn't want him around anymore eh?? or am I missing this point??

President Barack Obama is nominating Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson to serve as a representative to the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly that begins Tuesday.

The Oshkosh Republican's name was among a slate of presidential nominations announced Friday afternoon.

"I am proud to nominate such impressive men and women to these important roles, and I am grateful they have agreed to lend their considerable talents to this Administration," Obama said in a statement. "I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead."

Johnson, who would continue serving as a senator if his nomination is confirmed, has been a vocal critic of the president's foreign policy, saying as recently as Thursday that Obama's strategy to defeat the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria and Iraq was weak. Johnson, who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, equated the president's plan with poking a hornet's nest rather than eliminating it.

The General Assembly is the main deliberative and policy making body of the United Nations and considers things such as the U.N. budget, recommendations for global peace and security, and electing member countries to temporary seats on the U.N. Security Council.

Each of the 193 U.N. member states sends representatives to the assembly, which typically meets in regular session intensively between September and December each year.

Johnson spokeswoman Melinda Whitemarsh Schnell said the senator is honored to be selected.


Oh come on....... teebow during breakfast????

Breakfast time just became Tebow time.

Starting Monday, Tim Tebow, the former football star and current SEC Network analyst, will be on the top-rated ABC morning show Good Morning America. He’ll serve as a contributor and will help launch GMA‘s “Motivate Me Monday” series, which focuses on stories of triumph from people across the country.

Tebow will do both studio and location shots, according to an ABC press release

The expanded role within the Disney/ABC family comes weeks after Tebow made his SEC Network debut on the new network’s flagship show SEC Nation. The Heisman Trophy winner and NFL playoff-winning quarterback (less than three years ago!) has slid into his new television gig with surprising ease. Tebow is insightful, warm and shows a playful side that didn’t always come across during his football days.


SO glad I don't watch ANY morning shows. Ugh.....

Can someone please chain me down for the next couple of months??? I don't want to venture out

into the DU.......mostly the Political area, or for that matter the General Discussion area. I just can't handle it any more..... I'm going on a vacation..... I'm going to help Al Franken get re-elected, and that's it. I'm done with it all..... Can't watch the news....can't read topics, and most of all can't participate in the DU section of General, or Political areas. That's it. I'm done, it's just to hostile.

CNN/ORC poll: Most think Congress is worst in their lifetime

Eight weeks before the midterm elections, a new CNN/ORC International poll shows that voters in key geographic regions favor Republican candidates heading into November, highlighting significant challenges for Democrats trying to protect half a dozen vulnerable Senate seats and ultimately control of the chamber.

Equally concerning for Democrats is that the GOP has a 15-point advantage with independent voters on the generic ballot, and Republicans have an edge at this point in supporter enthusiasm.

While Republicans are all but assured of maintaining a healthy majority in the House, the GOP needs a net gain of six seats to control the Senate and its committees that oversee the Obama administration. Should the GOP control Capitol Hill next year, it would be positioned to direct the legislative agenda and influence President Barack Obama's final two years in office.

Because of this, Democrats are desperately trying to protect at least five incumbents in Southern or heavily rural states such as Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, and North Carolina as well as an open seat in Iowa. Most of these races are considered tossups or the GOP has a slight advantage, according to state polling and analysis by independent political handicappers. Meanwhile, there is widespread belief that three other open Democratic seats in Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia have already been lost to Republicans -- putting the GOP within striking distance of the net gain of six seats needed to take the Senate majority.

By Mark Preston, CNN
updated 5:18 PM EDT, Tue September 9, 2014

And sorry can't get the link here....don't know how to do it on my ipad.

Breathless on PBS....anyone?

I love these shows...... 3 episodes only and are great. Anyone else watching?

Interesting article....who IS paying for the Wisconsin's fight for governor?

In the battle over who will spend the next four years as Wisconsin's governor, the funds fueling the race are flowing from distinctly different sources.

The challenger, Madison Democrat Mary Burke, is her own top contributor, spending $430,528 so far. The second-highest amount came from the Wisconsin Education Association Council, the public-sector labor union that represents thousands of teachers. Seven of Burke's top 10 contributors are labor unions.

Gov. Scott Walker's top donor is the Republican Party of Wisconsin. A power company, a railroad and one of the nation's top insurance providers are also on Walker's top 10 list.

Big-money donors make up a hefty portion of Walker's top supporters, many of whom are from out of state. Burke, on the other hand, has had fewer big-money donors. In Wisconsin, individual donations are capped at $10,000.

Lower in the piece it lists specifically who has donated..... (list is kinda long)


Worst football talking heads? NBC's Sunday night.....ugh

Dan Patrick, Tony Dungy, and that other guy......the worst, although, faux Sunday coverage is d*mn bad too. Ugh....

Help.....who got the cheek to cheek kiss of death on project runway Thursday?

Had it dvd'ed and trashed it when I was having some wine and now I don't remember who got booted off and who won the challenge. d*mn. Anyone know? Thanks.

Ok....Green Bay Football or Roger Federer ...... hmmmmmm,

Ah, it's Green Bay football tonight baby.... GO PACKERS GO.

So he's going to be Johnny Cleveland now.....yup going to trademark that name....

I despise this guy......
Johnny Manziel hasn’t played in an NFL game yet, but he already leads the league in trademarks.

Manziel has filed for a trademark to the term “Johnny Cleveland,” according to ESPN. That makes 10 trademarks that Manziel’s company, JMan2 Enterprises LLC, has filed with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Manziel’s other trademarks include “Johnny Football,” “JFF,” “ManzIIiel” and “The House That Johnny Built,” the latter a reference to the renovated stadium at Texas A&M.

People other than Manziel have attempted to trademark terms including “Johnny Browns” and “Money Manziel” but have been denied, as a name identifying a living person cannot be registered as a trademark without that person’s consent.

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