Thursday, June 30, 2011
Have we reached a new low in this nation? Have we lost all sense of high morals and respect for position? Case in point. On the recent "Morning (Joke) Joe" show, hosted by Joe Scarborough and that ditzy blonde sidekick of his, Mika Brzezinski, one of the regular guests to the show, one Mark Halperin, editor-at-large for Time, called President Obama “a dick”. (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/58098.html#ixzz1Qll7bYDA)
Indeed, the President's policies are not working, because of which he has lost many of the independent "White" voters of 2008––and I doubt he can get them back.
And while it's true that the President has angered many in the African American community because the conditions in our Black neighborhoods, and among our people are markedly worse since he took office.
And yes, the Islams, led by Dr. Louis Farrakhan are furious with Obama because of his attacks and intent to kill, or oust from power, their fellow brother Muammar Muhammad al-Gaddafi. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY-_JsNrxiM).
And, of course many... many, of the Jews who supported him in his first bid for the White House have packed up and abandoned him because of his 1967 borders position.
And... and... and... the list goes on: unemployment numbers staggeringly high, gas prices off-the-chain-and no "drill baby drill" in the near future, home foreclosures are through the roof, selling U.S. assault weapons/guns to drug cartel boys in Mexico––under the radar. So, it's okay and fair game to criticize the President's policies––even if he is half-Black... Heck, when he signed on for the job as President, he gave permission for his actions, his family, his record, his mamma-- whatever-- to be open for criticism.
Criticism is one thing... but, to call the President of the United States a "d**k" on live television... for the whole world to see and our enemies to agree... now that's a new low! Halperin needs to go.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
In a symbolic vote designed to appease the American people-- who are largely against raising the debt ceiling –– Congress voted overwhelmingly against The Bill.
According to an article in the New American:
"As expected, the bill to raise the federal debt ceiling that House Republicans brought to a quick vote today failed overwhelmingly. The bill, which would have unconditionally increased the debt limit by $2.4 trillion — the precise amount requested by the Obama administration — garnered only 97 Yea votes, all from Democrats. A combined 318 Democrats and Republicans voted Nay, and seven Democrats voted Present.http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/congress/7692-symbolic-debt-ceiling-bill-voted-down
There was political maneuvering all around. The bill was introduced by Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, who then took to the floor of the House to denounce his own legislation, saying his bill “will and must fail ... because it sends a clear and critical message that the Congress has finally recognized we must immediately begin to rein in America’s affection for deficit spending.”
The Obama administration has for some time been requesting a vote on a “clean” bill such as this, so the GOP gave it to them. However, Republicans also handed their adversaries the means of escape in the process. First, they announced loudly that the vote was to be purely symbolic and that the bill would be defeated, even going so far as to call “Wall Street to assure them this was nothing more than theater,” according to Politico. Second, they brought the bill to a vote under a suspension of rules, meaning it would come to a vote quickly and with limited debate — but it would also need a two-thirds vote in favor to pass, something that was most assuredly not going to happen with a GOP majority. Democrats were thus able to dismiss the vote as “a sham” (Connecticut Rep. John Larson), “demagogic” (Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer), and “irresponsible grandstanding” (Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards) and to safely vote against it".
The next few weeks will be critical as all eyes are now on the GOP-led Congress to see if this was a prelude to getting America's fiscal house in order ... or just a ruse to try and fool the American people while those in Washington keep playing games and this nation continues to slide further into bankruptcy.
Beware elected Leaders! Americans are tired of shenanigans. Hear us: CUT UP THE CREDIT CARDS NOW...AND LIVE WITHIN OUR MEANS. We are watching you!!!
Thursday, May 19, 2011
I am sitting here, stunned and in disbelief. Did––for the first time in the history of this country––the sitting President of the United States of America actually, and purposefully say what I just heard him say? Talk about spitting in the face of Israel's Bibi Netanyahu one day before he was slated to visit this country and address both Houses of Congress.
It is totally unbelievable, but true. President Barack Obama delivered his long-awaited "Arab Spring" speech today and the most significant take-away from his 45-minute delivery was the following:
"So while the core issues of the conflict must be negotiated, the basis of those negotiations is clear: a viable Palestine, and a secure Israel. The United States believes that negotiations should result in two states, with permanent Palestinian borders with Israel, Jordan, and Egypt, and permanent Israeli borders with Palestine. The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states. The Palestinian people must have the right to govern themselves, and reach their potential, in a sovereign and contiguous state".
Go back to the 1967 BORDERS??? For real??? What was our president thinking when he uttered those fighting words? Does he not know that American Christians, and Jews across the globe will never stand for this to happen? Is he trying to usher in WW3? Is Netanyahu going to allow himself, and Israel, to be "one-upped", "neutered", and smacked-down by Obama AGAIN (remember, he was dissed by the president before during a different visit to the White House).
Well... the eyes of the world now hone in on Netanyahu. If he lets this statement reverberate another day in the news and throughout the global blogsville... he may as well go back to Israel and begin packing his political moving boxes, baby!
This is UNBELIEVABLE!!!!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
My how the world has changed since my last blog post in October 2009. Having spent the past eighteen months dealing with some health challenges, it is so good to be well and back in the saddle again.
Until I get my strength back full force... I will only post new editorials twice per week. But as I get better, I will increase my postings accordingly.
So, let's recap the top issues and where we stand in this nation and world.
First and foremost... this economy is a mess. Unemployment numbers are high, gas prices are high, foreclosures and people who are just walking off leaving their homes--high, U.S. debt is unsustainably high, and taxes, taxes and more taxes on average Americans are ridiculously high! We need help.
The Tea Party movement has highjacked the Republican Party and holding its leadership hostage. The Democratic Party continues to lose credibility by the day. At this juncture, the American people are by and large distrusting of both parties, and most of its elected officials in Congress.
President Obama is on the verge of making history as the only Black man who (in two years time) has successfully neutered, removed, marginalized and/or murdered every male leader-of-color in the world. Both of the Jesse Jacksons--neutered, Mubarak of Egypt--gone, Saleh of Yemen--marginalized, Bin Laden--dead, al-Assad of Syria--well?, Chavez--marginalized, Jeremiah Wright--under the bus, and the list is increasing daily. Talk about "Change"... Obama is on a roll!
And, speaking of Osama Bin Laden... I wonder since he has been officially declared dead now, does that mean the troops will no longer be needed to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq? Enquiring minds really want to know.
Well enough of the bad news. The good news of the day is: We have had no terror attacks on our soil since 9/11, no major tsunamis, earthquakes or other catastrophic disasters in America... such as other countries have had. So as we lay our heads on our pillows tonight, be glad things are as well as they can be. And be thankful that we can all live another day.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Without a doubt, the recent war, declared by Barack Obama against the Fox News Channel, has lessened not only the office of the President... but has reduced Obama's stature to that of a local mayor or alderman. That's what local politicians do... whine and complain about who-said-what-about-them.
How could the leader of the free world allow himself to get into a shouting match with a news network? He should have stayed above that! Heck, if you combine the clout of O'Reilly, Hannity, Beck, Cavuto, Wallace, et. al, it should never equal or match the bully pulpit of the president. So, for Obama to cede the power he possesed via the largest megaphone in the world to some quasi journalists/television news personalities, has marginalized him and the prestige of presidency.
Quite frankly, it is an embarrassment to see Fox newsman, Brit Hume, chastise and ridicule President Obama, and his White House, for picking this petty fight with their network because of how Fox chooses to report stories on the president and his policies. But Obama elevated Hume and company to his level... so they can ridicule him now, and for the duration of his presidency, as if they are his equal.
Tom Bevan of Real Clear Politics, has adequately put this contentious battle in terms that continues to resonate in coffee houses across the nation:
"It's actually quite brazen when you think about it. The two most senior members of the Obama White House - men who control all the information and access to the Executive Branch, the lifeblood of most news organizations - went on national television and suggested that ABC, CNN and other networks follow the White House's lead and join in its war to marginalize a competitor because it takes a "perspective" that displeases the President.
Such tactics may not be frowned upon by brass-knuckle operatives working for the political machine in a one party town. But it's different when you're the President of the United States. Most Americans of all political stripes don't want to see the President using the majesty and power of his office for heavy handed attacks on any organization simply because it has been critical of the President".
C'mon Obama... call off your attack dogs and put an end to this unwinnable fight. Look like the president that you are!
You can start by having your office call that red phone that Mr. Glenn Beck has visibly displayed on his television program––which is allegedly linked directly to the White House. Assign someone from your staff to call Beck's phone and refute those scurrilous charges and accusations being leveled at your administration and your policies. Everyday that phone doesn't ring, increases viewers to that network, as folks are beginning to believe what is being said and passing the information along to their friends and neighbors.
Mr. President, this is a battle you cannot win! So, instead of attacking Fox News, and those on that network with the cheap shots from Dunn, Axelrod and Emmanuel... schedule an interview with one of their journalists––sooner rather than later. This will demonstrate you are the man, and not afraid of their news or their views!