I changed my name from 'The Old Dog' to 'Wine Country Dog' to avoid confusion when I discovered there was another person here using the name 'olddog'. Since I was the junior dog I changed my name. I'm an old dog who likes learning new tricks. I'm a small business guy, having started, built, worked in and for other small businesses. Consulted to some big business too, which was fun. Also held position in small city government. My first education in politics was supporting Barry Goldwater in 1964 even thought I wasn't old enough to vote and the local Republican office didn't take me seriously when I offered to help. Worked for a Republican Congressman's re-election committee a few years ago (he won). Loved Reagan, disappointed that many Republicans acted like Democrats since Reagan. Now I have to take a double dose of my blood pressure meds when I hear 0bama speak in that horrible cadence and inflection he tortures us with as he reads from the teleprompter.


    The Bully at the Pulpit

    0bama shows his sociopathic tendencies once again. He was bullied when young and now he has immense power and wants revenge (punish your enemies). Look at how he has treated the UK, who he imagines mistreated his father, who in turn took advantage of and lied to and mistreated everyone around him (the nut didn’t fall far from the tree). Look at how barry has | Read More »

    Track the trackers!

    Another sign of the left’s frustration and desperation in trying to block the tsunami expected to wash them out, they have started a new website to try to uncover evidence of racism at Tea Party events. Interesting because they have been charging racism at the Tea Party (and anyone else who dares not agree with the left) for months now, and are finally admitting they | Read More »


    A Dim View

    0bama has time to go on The View where all he did was campaign for himself, but then, that’s about all he knows how to do. I doubt if anyone expected anything different to come of it. Meanwhile back at the ranch, his regime is run by tax cheats, crooks and incompetent morons, but 0bama doesn’t care. His party will be voted out of control | Read More »

    Try It, You’ll Like It!

    was a commercial message many years ago to sell something unmemorable, but there is something very wrong going on when Congress can’t fully explain a bill, instead telling us it has to be enacted for us to see what it is. The time to ensure legislation is written properly to achieve its objective is before it is enacted, not after. When this “pass it first” | Read More »

    Prolonging the Oil Spill Cleanup – Why?

    Several days ago Bobby Jindal ordered barges out into the Gulf to vacuum some of the crude oil from Louisiana’s coastal waters. By all accounts I’ve seen, it was working pretty well. They weren’t getting it all but they were becoming quite effective and it may take many small efforts to get the spilled oil under control and removed. According to ABC News “Sixteen barges | Read More »

    Will Bill make 0bama a job offer – that can’t be refused?

    It is painfully obvious even without the use of a tinfoil hat with antennae that 0bama has been the beneficiary of some powerful back room string pulling. Exactly what that power is we can endlessly speculate but it has been obscured and will make fascinating reading some day, if we don’t wind up in a totalitarian state where history is carefully rewritten in soft baa’s | Read More »

    An affront to our nation – we have no borders now

    Obama invites President Calderon of Mexico into the US to attack the AZ law, which by the way, no one in the Obama administration can discuss because they haven’t read it. And they are not ashamed to admit it. This is the leadership of our country? Obama said this morning “in the 21st century we are not defined by our borders”. If the POTUS refuses | Read More »

    Drive My Car

    Howard Fineman wrote in Newsweek: At a fundraiser in New York this week, Obama previewed the two lines of anti-Republican attack. One is historical. “After they drove the car into the ditch, made it as difficult as possible to pull it back, now they want the keys back,”  Obama said of the GOP. ‘”No! You can’t drive. We don’t want to have to go back | Read More »


    Note from a news junkie

    It appears the MSM is becoming more shrill and obvious (if that’s possible) with their support of Obama and the Democrat left. Even though they are unsettled with the Obama administration’s increasingly going direct to the public they will continue to support Obama and his minions with every spin they can muster. We see Obama and his water carriers Holder, Geithner, Napolitano, Sebelius, Reid, Pelosi | Read More »

    If we don’t have it, you don’t need it: The Obama News Bureau

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