We wanted to let you know about this great music writing software. We are talking about state of the art music creation like you have never seen before. These software packages give you the power to create along with a huge variety of music libraries and strong writing tools. There is a ribbon-style interface makes it so easy for anyone use with the same looks and feel of any office software you have used. It does not matter if you are composing, archiving, or both, music notation and composition software is a big part of the creative flow. You now can test as well as listen to every step along the composition process. The best part is when it ready you can create professional-quality sheet music that will allow musicians to play your songs well into the future.
Do you remember when democrats hated the SuperPacs? There is no moral fiber to these people as now they are saying they have to have them to even the playing field. The Democratic super PACs have outraised the GOP all year long. We have heard that the top conservative groups are thinking September is the month as they will surely match and possibly surpass the democrats leading up to Election Day. When the words got out the Democrats were in the lead in super PAC numbers the Republicans quickly poured million-dollar checks into GOP-allied groups. The three biggest-conservative super PACs are American Crossroads, Ending Spending Action Fund and Freedom Partners Action Fund raised a combined $30.3 million in September. So far in 2014 cycle, the democrat super PAC fundraising has pulled in $134 million to $58 million for the GOP. But the well must be close to dry as the big democrat donor San Francisco hedge fund billionaire has given $41.6 million this year, including $15 million last month alone, how many times can that be done before you see at as throwing good money after bad. This is going to be a dog fight and be prepared as the airwaves will be filled with approved messages that make media channels rich and the voters turned off.
This week we highlight #46 from last year and a two time member of the top 51. Katharine Hope McPhee who was born March 25, 1984 returned to television on a new network as an actress no singing required. The alum from the fifth season of American Idol and went all the way to the final two losing to Taylor Hicks. The show is called Scorpion on CBS and runs Monday nights. Kat plays a waitress who is hired to help ubernerds handle communication with people. She is such an easy pick for woman of the week as we could do it every time with her great body, long legs, dynamite smile and nice persona. She can wear it all from the deep cleavage to the super short skirt and when she walks she just drips sexy. We are glad we can watch her once a week again on television as after Smash was cancelled we did not think we would see her again. The other thing this is a straight acting job but we wonder if there is a karaoke night coming for the scorpion team. The show premiered on September 22, 2014 on CBS at 9pm, earning a 3.2 rating with 13.83 million total viewers. It was also Monday’s top new series in viewers and key demos. The second episode declined a little to a 3.1 rating and 13.36 million total viewers.
We wanted to let you know about alesis i o dock. If you have not seen it you need to check it out. We are talking about a way to integrate your iPod into your practice or live music setup. This magic can let you connect as well as mix in nearly any instrument and send your mix to the stereo outputs and headphone output. Check out the JamDock as this is the first dock for iPod that was designed specifically for musicians. We know everyone has an iPod, JamDock, makes it easy to integrate your iPod into your practice or stage setup.
The fuzzy math continues for the democrats. House Democrats raised close $17 million last month and has $34 million saved for the final weeks of the election. This is good news but when the democrats talk about money there view is warped, let us dig deeper. First Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee also said it raised more than $7 million online from 300,000 donors. Of the $163 million the committee has raised since January of 2013, more than $50 million has come from online donors. This is not grass roots and this number is staggering that there are that many people throwing their money away. Being democrat’s money is to be used and they have spent heavily, especially in recent weeks. Of the almost $131 million the committee has spent this cycle, $37 million of that was in September. This is good news as since there is 233 Republicans holding seats and Democrats only have 199 in the current Congress, this money will not being enough to win that many seats. The good news is this not money going to the senate race. The DCCC has hired 815 operatives in 42 districts so the push is on and it is not a bad strategy but the for the GOP this is a $163M that will not be used to hurt them in the big game the senate.
First of all of course this President will name another czar does this make 30 now? We need someone to spearhead the response to Ebola, this might be true but only because he does not have a Surgeon General and he has messed up his and White House responses over and over again. Nothing new lam stream media keep giving him a pass, you will always have a friend in him. So what has he done this time to bring out our ire, President Barack Obama appointed Ron Klain his Ebola czar. It is more than likely a good idea as one individual coordinating the entire federal response to any threat of an outbreak in the United States. We did find it odd that Mr. Klain is not a doctor or any medical background whatsoever. We know that Klain is highly regarded at the White House as a good manager with excellent relationships both in the administration and on Capitol Hill. Remember his work with the allocation of funds in the stimulus act. A former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and also Vice President Al Gore, currently president of Case Holdings and general counsel of Revolution. Klain does know his way around the White House from the campaign trail, but with no ties to the medical community how can he manage a biological emergency?
When you say party of the rich the liberal media bias has lead everyone to believe it is the Republicans. But if you go beyond the numbers and dollars looking at who is representing who the facts do not support this claim. The facts are the wealthiest among us are more likely to be represented by a Democrat than a Republican. When you look at the ten richest House districts, only two have Republican congressmen. Democrats claim the top six, of these high end areas that are along the east and west coasts. You do get this right just think of states like New York and California. Want to go deeper the richest is in New York. They have the 12th Congressional District, which includes the Upper East Side of Manhattan, old money in Queens, and new money Brooklyn. We have had Democrat Carolyn Maloney for eleven terms representing that district. The per capita income for that area is $75,479. In case you did not know the per capita numbers includes an average of every man, woman and child. The next highest income district, which runs along the southern California coast, comes in at $61,273. Democrat Henry Waxman holds second place with an average income over $61K serving in his 20th term representing the Los Angeles-area district. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco district came in number eight.
CNN is a mess and can no longer find their way. We knew when they recast Crossfire then doubled down when they went with a show from the dirty jobs guy. We find out that it is worse than we thought. Crossfire was cancelled again. We knew it was gone as it had been missing in action for weeks. We also saw co-hosts on the shoe Stephanie Cutter, Newt Gingrich, S.E. Cupp and Van Jones on other shows. There is also a story out there that the hammer is about to fall as they are in the process of slashing about 300 positions. This is across the board as Sanjay Gupta MD appears to have its course as they are moving Gupta to just focus on breaking news. This same fate has been brought to Elizabeth Cohen as the network’s medical unit is restructured. WE have seen the CNN Money With Christine Romans go from being a star on the rise to bottom shelf. She has remained anchor of Early Start and appears to be the network’s chief business correspondent for now. We also are happy to say goodbye to Unguarded With Rachel Nichols she stays on for now as the network’s sole sports anchor, contributing across all platforms and hosting primetime specials. Nichols will also continue her role with Turner sports. This is proving to be a channel headed for a MTV like rebirth after iTunes killed the video channel.
We knew that he was going to punt but for the first time we think he did not get his way. President Barack Obama does not plan to announce his choice for attorney general before the November elections. The word is the president has not yet decided who he wants to replace outgoing attorney general Eric Holder. We cannot wait for the six year nightmare that was the leader the Justice Department cannot end soon enough. The White House may not have gotten their way here but rest assured that the year-end congressional session will make the vote while Democrats still have a 10-seat majority in the Senate. Senate Republicans have already hit the talk circuit wanting to make the president wait until the new Senate is seated in January to make the nomination. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, the leading Republican on the Judiciary Committee that will hold hearings on the nominee. The lame duck timetable covers just seven legislative calendar weeks, not accounting time off for holiday recesses. The top contenders include Solicitor General Don Verrilli, former White House counsel Kathy Ruemmler and Labor Secretary Tom Perez, such a surprise they all already worked for President Barack Obama, so it will be more of the same.
This week we picked a singer for the women of the week. Jessica Ellen Cornish who was born March 27, 1988 in London England. We all know her as Jesse J and she has it all, a great voice, smoking body and personality galore. The girl can just plain sing, and does this with an attitude and a presence that you must take notice. She was chosen this week as her third studio album just dropped called Sweet Talker. This is her third album in four years. Jesse co-wrote 5 of the tracks and used a list of who’s who of producers. She has been all over the radio and TV this fall with her smash collaboration with Ariana Grande and Nikki Minaj called Bang. Bang. If you have not seen the video or them perform it live, find it as it is as a whole bunch of sexy. Jesse has all leg and it maybe the reason we saw here but her voice blows us away. The other reason is you can see just how powerful a voice Jesse has with her range and style it surely will make you take notice. Jesse has a great personality if you have heard her interviewed she is down to earth and seems like just a great person to be around.
We want to remind you of one our fav places the Nemours Mansion & Gardens in Delaware. The place is set among the 300-acre country estate of the late industrialist and philanthropist Alfred I. DuPont. You have got to see this place if you are in the neighborhood or stopping through. The mansion contains 102 rooms furnished with fine examples of antique furniture, rare rugs, tapestries and outstanding works of art. The mansion and gardens are open for tours from May 1 to November 30 and as always reservations recommended. There are a variety of surfaces and levels in the gardens and grounds. The tour also involves climbing several staircases. Tours last two and a half to three hours and is a great take in the fall. There is really only one drawback that there is no picnic allowed on the facilities of the Nemours Mansion and Gardens. There are two elk at the top of the Vista are the work of Prosper Lecourtier, a specialist in animal figures. There are 157 jets at the center of the one acre pool. But when they are turned off as you walk your reflection can be seen in the pool. This is one to take in as you will remember your visit for years to come.
This senate takeover is getting tricky. We thought it was going to be hard. We thought we had a chance and as the places we thought we needed to win look like it was going to happen we thought we had a better chance. Now we find placed we thought we had no problem might just be we are back at a tossup. We know that four states where Mitt Romney won where Democratic incumbents are on the ballot, Republican challengers are leading in three: Alaska, Arkansas, and Louisiana. The North Carolina race has Hagan over Tillis. The number to keep in mind is Republicans only need six seats to take over the Senate and we pretty much think we can win in South Dakota, Montana, and West Virginia as these seats were opened up by Democratic retirements. The problems are Kansas where Roberts is falling to Orman and South Dakota where Rounds seems to be in a battle with Weiland that could go either way. Even the McConnell race in Kentucky has been tighter than expected as we wait for Grimes to implode down the stretch. Are we still confident that will come our way, yes because America will want a check and balance on the White House.
There is a saying, did you cash the check? Meaning if you are doing a job and you cash the pay check you are supposed to do the job. Many people in America think their boss is a jerk. We are finding that most people working for the government think President Barack Obama is not a great employer. We knew this because he has never done anything wrong and that has to play a part. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is seeing first hand between the Secret Service scandals and evolving terrorist threats, the biggest problem he has is widespread and growing job dissatisfaction within his own department. The government’s 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey portrays a Department of Homeland Security still facing debilitating morale problems that have plagued it for years but worsened during the Obama administration. This not new but they have grown more serious since Johnson took over in December. While the survey shows that the vast majority of DHS employees are hard-working and dedicated to their mission to protect the homeland, many say the department discourages innovation, treats employees in an arbitrary fashion and fails to recruit skilled personnel. This is the frontline of our safety and telling those folks innovation to do your job is wrong and getting less than the best is another failing on this administration.
We talked yesterday about Kansas and the poll number in relation to Senator Pat Roberts. If you did not read it, why not? Well the numbers were 44% for Roberts and just 39% for his independent challenger Greg Orman. Turns out this means something as the Tea Party favorite Senator Ted Cruz the GOP member from Texas has jumped into the fray of the Kansas Senate race coming in on the side of Pat Roberts as the contest’s only true conservative. This suprising endorsement will be important as Roberts has started to energize his campaign and looks to hold off the challenger. The well-funded independent Greg Orman is a thorn in the side of the GOP master plan to take control of the senate and no one expected Roberts to be in a struggle. Cruz vouched for Roberts and it was kind of payback as Cruz noted that when he waged a 21-hour filibuster to protest ObamaCare last year, Roberts was one of only a handful of senators who came to the floor to support him. Roberts, standing next to Cruz behind the podium, reminisced about a Senate attendant reminding him to put on a tie before speaking on the floor in the early hours. Everything in politics goes around and comes around.
Today is a good day to start pointing to midterm elections. We like to think of this as a benchmark to where we are headed and things look good. We start with Kansas the polls have slanted to Senator Pat Roberts as he has moved ahead in the latest numbers. We see 44% for Roberts and just 39% for Greg Orman. In Alaska Republican Dan Sullivan has a 44% poll number of likely voters to just 40% for the Democratic incumbent Senator Mark Begich. In Arkansas Republican Tom Cotton has run a great campaign over the summer and it is working as he has 46% of the likely voters compared to Democratic incumbent Senator Mark Pryor who can only muster 39% at this time. We move to Colorado Rep Cory Gardner has 43% and Democratic incumbent Senator Mark Udall trails with 37%. In Kentucky U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is narrowly ahead of Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes by a 45% to 41% margin. Remember democrats take this election off most years and the GOP can make hay so get out and vote against your democrat senators as your vote may count twice, once because you voted and twice because more than likely you neighbor the democrat will not.