Tuesday, October 20, 2009

President Obama, Please Pick Winnable Fights

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!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Obama Wise To Take His Time On Afghanistan

According to a recent report on the Fox News' website:

"President Obama is inclined to send only as many more U.S. troops to Afghanistan as are needed to keep Al Qaeda at bay, a senior administration official said".

If this proves to be true... good for President Obama! The decision to send someone's son, daughter, husband, wife off to war is a very serious one. And it should not be made quickly or without much prayer and thought. With that said, I applaud President Obama for taking his time to carefully think through how he will proceed in the war in Afghanistan.

A war-weary nation wants this eight year war to come to an end––sooner rather than later. People who were all gung-ho immediately following the attacks of 9/11 are now asking these questions in coffee shops and workout places: What is the purpose of this war? What is the 'win' for us... or our troops?

Even the soldiers are losing morale according to a noted European online news service:

“The many soldiers who come to see us have a sense of futility and anger about being here. They are really in a state of depression and despair and just want to get back to their families,” said Captain Jeff Masengale, of the 10th Mountain Division’s 2-87 Infantry Battalion.

“They feel they are risking their lives for progress that’s hard to discern,” said Captain Sam Rico, of the Division’s 4-25 Field Artillery Battalion. “They are tired, strained, confused and just want to get through.” The chaplains said that they were speaking out because the men could not. www.timesonline.co.uk

Sure, there are those who will call Obama weak or indecisive for not moving ahead with the battle plan as laid out by General McChrystal. But... as Commander-In-Chief, does Obama really want the kind of blood on his hands from the young lives that will be lost in what will be a long sustained occupation? Can he sleep at night remembering the faces of the many troops who will never celebrate another Christmas... see another loved one graduate from school... miss out on raising their young children?

Say what you will... but I am pleased with the president taking the next two or three weeks to ponder this weighty decision. Pray that God gives him direction!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

"...the White House will become the Muslim house.”

As thousands of Muslims converge on the steps of the Capitol on September 25th to celebrate a NATIONAL PRAYER DAY, there are so many questions swirling around–– particularly what is the purpose and long term outcome of this event.


These, and other questions, are prompting people in breadbasket America to wonder just "what is going on"??

In addition, sound bites by major event organizers, such as: "...the White House will become the Muslim house”, and other information as posted by the prayer organizers on their website––designed to clarify the event's purpose––actually raises more questions, than provides answers. According to Islamoncapitolhill.com website:


 The objective of this gathering is to invite the Muslim Communities and friends of Islam to express and illustrate the wonderful diversity of Islam. We intend to manifest Islam's majestic spiritual principals as revealed by Allah to our beloved prophet 

Muhammad (PEACE BE UPON HIM) of Arabia. Likewise; we intend to inspire a new generation of Muslim to work for the greater good of all people. We shall serve all 

people, regardless of race, religion or national origin. 

Now, most Americans are for diversity, inclusion, and for allowing religious expression to all. However, taking in to consideration that the U.S. is just 8-short years post-9/11... and the hijackers who attacked this country were alleged Muslims... there are some out here who may not be ready to see a mass rally of our Muslim brothers and sisters gathered in the nation's Capitol declaring "our time has come".

Even if the prayer's purpose is peaceful... the visual of 20,000+ Islam worshippers, praying to their God at the backdoor of the White House, may be overwhelming to even the most broad-minded of people––to say the least.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

South Carolina Representative Calls President A Liar

It is unfortunate that Congressman Joe Wilson, (R-SC) behaved in such a disrespectful manner during the President of the United States' address to the joint houses of Congress. I commend President Obama for keeping his cool and I believe that Representative Wilson did the right thing by apologizing forthwith.

Many comments have been made regarding respecting the Office of the President... however, I would like to suggest that our elected leaders display common decency and respect toward each other. A real person, President Barack H. Obama, is currently serving in the highest office in the land, and is the leader of the free world. He deserves respect–– as a man first––and then because of the title and office he holds. People can say what they like but the fact remains that he is, and will be our President for the next several years.

So I recommend: Enough with the red herrings and ice cream covered hypocrisy - let's be real. It is no secret that some Americans are still abhorred at the fact that we have a President of Color. Well, to them I say: GET OVER IT. This is America! A melting pot of the world.

The Declaration of Independence states:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. 4-JULY-1776"

I believe that a fundamental shift is necessary in America. We must take a bath in Truth and realize that the word ALL means ALL.

Blog post submitted by Guest Blogger, Andrew J. Lewis; Jackson, MS

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Fox Network Says "NO" To Obama's Speech To Congress


“The Fox Broadcasting Company will not air the Presidential Address to Congress on Wednesday, September 9 at 8:00 PM (ET). FOX’s sister networks, Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network will air the presidential address in its entirety. FOX will alert viewers with an on-screen graphic at the top of the 8:00 PM (ET) hour that the presidential address is available on Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network.”

Has this sort of repudiation or "in-your-face-dissing" of a U.S. President by a major network ever happened in the history of the nation? And by Fox Broadcasting of all stations?

This is significant. Will their actions prompt other stations to refuse airing future addresses by the President–– as this is his 5th prime time speech in his eight month tenure. And, bottome line... each presidential speech means a loss of revenue for that time slot for those stations.

Currently, Fox News Channel, which boasts of being the number one television news network in the nation, available to approximately 102 million households in the U.S. alone... not to mention its international audience, will carry the President "live", as will its other sister station, Fox Business.

So let's examine this. If just a mere 30% of the national audience decide they don't care to hear President Obama's healthcare speech and don't watch him, or tune into Fox Broadcasting for alternative programming, i.e. the Simpsons, et. al... and Foxs' ratings blow through the roof on that evening, well, this could be a major problem for the President, especially on an issue as important as healthcare.

Where are we headed in this country? Yes... it was the complicit main stream media who made Obama and helped propel him to the White House... but now, will it be a lone, defiant, conservative driven network's refusal to comply with a Presidential address that will further erode Obama's power and demean the power of the office? Wow... it could be. This sort of behavior has been here-to-fore... unheard of! I guess this is all part of that 'Change' thingy.

Stay tuned.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

GOP: Great White Hope Needed To Derail Obama?

Some people in the Republican Party have seemingly lost their minds since the election of Barack Hussein Obama! Some of these folks can't seem to let it go that Barack Obama is black, and he is the president. End of story.

Now, it is down right ludicrous some of the words emanating from the lips of some GOP leaders. Case in point, Topeka Republican Rep. Lynn Jenkins, during a recent town hall meeting said that Republicans would need to embrace a great "White Hope" to derail the agenda of President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats.

What???? "Great White Hope"? And this great White Hope's job is to do what exactly? Will he display super human strength or a superior intellect to discount Obama's? Will he corral or woo those hundreds of thousands of white voters who voted for Obama and convince them to vote 'white only' in the next election? What???

I had hoped these words were a misprint of what was said... because it is hard to believe she really said that.

But, according to The Topeka Capital-Journal, Jenkins identifies three potential members of the U.S. House of Representatives as these "Great White Hopes" -- House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA), Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). All are future leaders in the GOP... and all three are white, as is Jenkins.

"So don't, you know, lose faith if you are a conservative," Jenkins went on to say.

So, help me here... no other nationality has the 'juice' to take Obama down? No great "Hispanic Hope"? Or great "Asian Hope"... or even a great "Black or Indian Hope" has the political muscle to derail the Obama agenda? Is Jenkins' and other white GOP brothers/sisters thinking that only a white male has the power to dethrone the half white/half black Obama? Unbelieveable....

And the GOP leadership continues to wonder why they can't attract minorities to the Republican tent in any sizeable numbers. Augh!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Martha's Vineyard Vacation May Seal Obama's Fate

Whoever advised President Barack Obama to go on a week's vacation in elite's-ville a/k/a Martha's Vineyard, especially in the midst of the worst economic times evah... must have really hated the president's guts. Now another day or another time... there would be nothing wrong with the Obama's going wherever they wanted to go for vacation.

But what? With so many Americans feeling the impact of this brutal economy: either someone in their family or someone close to them out of work; credit cards–– which often served as mini-loans that helped keep the family budget afloat from month to month–– now maxed out and financial ruin on the horizon; daily reports of run away government spending that may mean an increase in their taxes; the hundreds of thousands of Americans losing, or walking away from their homes and living in uncertainty from week to week... not knowing how, or if they are going to make it... just which of Obama's advisers suggested to him to spend his vacation in a luxurious, expensive, hotty-totty, Republican-owned home in the richest neighborhood in the nation? While most folks in the U.S. couldn't even afford to take the grandchildren to grandma's house this summer, or buy a steak, or take their family to a movie because many are 'broke'... the president should have sacrificed this vacation spot this year to show he is in sync with the majority of the nation.

The spot: the Blue Heron Farm, a 28-acre retreat in the town of Chilmark, once deemed one of the most expensive towns in America, is among a stable of resorts that fetch $35,000 to $50,000 a week. It has been widely reported that the Obamas "are paying their own way", and that taxpayers will not pay for his, and his family's, portion of the rental property. But taxpayers will have to pay for the space being occupied by his huge entourage.

Granted, this vacation spot decision was probably made to allow him, and his family, the opportunity to attend the wedding of Chelsea Clinton, slated on Martha's Vineyard next week. But... wisdom should have kicked in and the president's better 'judgment'–– which was emphasized during his campaign as a strong suite of his–– should have made him realize that this is neither the right time, nor is this the economic or political climate to appear extravagant, elitist, or in any way 'above-the-hurting-people' he serves.

Perhaps, he should have taken his family to a Motel 6 in middle America, and spent his week eating burgers and fries, visiting homeless shelters and distributing food to the new poor. A vacation such as that would have shown that he "gets it", that he relates to the masses in America... and just may have helped his 'sure-to-continue' plummeting poll numbers.

Martha's Vineyard. Not a good idea. Not now!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Americans Direct Anger At Obama

Gee... I go on vacation for 2 weeks to enjoy my grand babies, when I return to bloggersville, it seems as if America has gone completely 'postal'. There is this explosively charged atmosphere and vitriolic anger that's hovering in the air. And quite frankly, it is very dangerous.

Are these angry Americans true patriots or are they mean hate mobs? Well, from what the pictures depict, this anger is not only real... but it appears that it is not going away anytime soon. What seems to be at the root of this anger is that people who gave President Obama the benefit of the doubt and voted for him back in November are finding out the following each day:

- that his promises or his 'word' is only good for that moment;
- he is less than truthful when talking to the American people on key issues––often misrepresenting the facts or just boldly fibbing;
- his style (which sometimes includes ridicule of opponents, public chastisement of groups of people; portraying himself or his beliefs as one way, but representing or acting out his true core values and beliefs completely opposite of what he says) is offensive

It's time President Obama's inner circle of advisors speak truth to him... and do it quickly. But not only that... he would do himself well if he listens to them, get his ego in check, and move back toward governing the nation from the center. If he does not, he will lose the rest of the Independents and those who bit the bullet and voted for him over McCain, and never get them back.

Another point he needs to consider and do it post haste: stop pissing off Israel and Bibi Netanyahu. Every U.S. leader who has supported Israel... has been blessed with God's favor, and the nation as well. Israel is our ally and we don't need President Obama jeopardizing the years of harmonious relationship by alienating the Jews!

President Obama has time to either turn his presidency and legacy around now... or continue on his present path: the fast track to becoming a lame duck President for the remainder of his term, and a one-term president come 2012. He needs to decide his course of action during his summer vacation.... because from all indications, those 'bitter, bible thumping, gun toting patriot/mobs' are only going to get bigger, louder, and more angry!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

CUPCAKES???? I Know Obama Didn't Say That To The American People!!!

You know... I refuse to even blog on President Obama's latest insulting attempt at humor to try and justify the 'non-stimulating' stimulus bill. I will just let the picture and the words speak for themselves:

Obama says, “we helped stop a recession from becoming a depression,” and explains how the jobs programs in the stimulus are helping. Says tax cuts are helping people buy “cupcakes and other necessities of life.”

CUPCAKES???? A necessity of life?????!!???

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Obama Show Your Records - PLEASE!

Way back in June 2008, I posted the following on this blog relative to Barack Obama and the birth certificate atomic bomb:

From feed-back received to this blog, the voting public want more transparency as it relates to this presumptive Democratic nominee. For instance... the blogging community wants to see any, and all, of Senator Obama's Illinois State Senate daily logs, pertinent papers, records, etc.

Because the Senator has literally come out of no where onto the national stage... a request of his State Senate diaries, logs, and records is fair. The excuses from his camp continue to mount... and still limited amount of his records have been produced, and is raising eyebrows and casting doubt. The Republicans are going to hound Obama on this issue until he produces them. So... go ahead and bring the files out now!

And, there are others who repeatedly request he produce an original, authentic, officially-signed birth certificate for the world to see. What's the big deal... and why won't he come clean and show it? All of the "it's-none-of-your-business-drama" surrounding that request is a smoke-screen.

What will the actual birth certificate reveal? That Obama was born illegitimate? So what. He is not the first... nor will he be the last illegitimate birth in the world. That his race maybe listed as 'Caucasian'? Non-issue! His skin tone reflects he's Black... Put the real birth certificate out there–– sooner rather than later–– and let the chips fall where they may.

Did Obama comply and give up the much sought-after paperwork? NO!

This blog even went a step further and wrote an open letter to the President immediately following his election in November 2008 which was picked up by and posted on several other national blogs:

I am writing this open letter to you today on behalf of both sides. Mr. President-elect, surely you know that there is a 'tempest in the teapot' brewing regarding the vault version of your birth certificate. And, only you, Sir, can bring closure to this issue.

...the issue is surfacing in main line media outlets as well, American citizens–– yes, the ones who voted for you... and the ones who did not–– are 'bewildered' that you feel the need to pay money (in the midst of a recession) to three major law firms to make sure that the American people, who you wish to serve, cannot have access to your birth records in Hawaii or your college transcripts. Speculation is running rampant that you received aid as a foreign student. So, instead of relishing in your victory, those who supported you are having to confront these allegations daily...without documentation or ammunition to counter the claims.

So, please Mr. Obama... for the sake of all the people who supported and voted for you... and, also to quiet (once, and for all) the skeptics, naysayers, and people who already deem your presidency 'illegitimate', do like Senator John McCain did, and present your birth certificate to the American people today.

Now... I know that I am no where near as smart as President Obama... but one thing I am pretty astute at: reading people and forecasting upcoming moods in the U.S. I knew back in June of last year that this issue is NOT going away, and will bog down this young president's agenda as long as he keeps stalling.

President Obama, for the last time, please just release your records so you can move on. You will not have any peace or any credibility in middle America until you do!

Monday, July 20, 2009

President Obama's Mojo Needs Reworking––Quick!

A recent Washington Post-ABC News poll has President Barack Obama’s public approval numbers dropping like a lead balloon. This poll shows Obama' disapproval rating has climbed 11 percent in the last three months and his approval ratings are down ten points.

That is a steep drop by anyone's calculation. With merely 180-days under his belt as Commander-in-Chief, Obama's inner circle of advisors most certainly are concerned about these poll numbers.

Conventional wisdom says Obama's sinking numbers are a reflection of voters now experiencing buyers remorse and also reflects the hundreds of thousands of Independents and Obamacans (Republicans who voted for Obama during the 2008 election) who are especially troubled and disenchanted with his cap and trade and health care reform bills.

"While he still has a majority of America on his side, according to the latest Washington Post/ABC News Poll, when asked specifically about the economy, health care, and unemployment, President Obama’s support is slipping, with a low of 43% approval when it comes to the deficit". www.examiner.com ~ July 20, 2009

Another disturbing indicator to add to Obama's poll troubles is that approximately 44 percent of Americans now say they don't trust Obama to handle health care and that number may rise after his budget chief, Peter Orszag, said on a recent Sunday talk show that abortions may be included in the final package Obama signs.

The president seemingly has lost his shine. And in this instant-grits-gotta-have-it-right-now society... if he doesn't get his mojo back working before the August recess, it may be lost forever–– rendering him impotent for the remainder of his presidency!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Michael Steele: What Are You Saying?

During a recent meeting with a group of young Republicans, GOP National Committee Chairman, Michael Steele, told the crowd that he would reach out to black voters by offering them fried chicken and potato salad. His remarks were an answer to a question directed at him from the audience on how he planned to woo African Americans to the Republican party.

The exchange with Steel and participants in the audience went as follows::

"My plan is to say 'Y'all come,' because a lot of you are already here", said Steel. Someone in the audience said, "I'll bring the collard greens," and Steele replied, "I got the fried chicken and potato salad."

If this is the strategy the Republicans plan to put forward to galvanize Black voters to the tent, then it will not be successful. These remarks were not funny and can be construed, by many, as quite condescending.

Friday, July 3, 2009

The Barracuda Turns Political World Topsy Turvy

Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska has dropped one of the biggest bomb shells of the year. On a slow news day and the eve of Independence Day, the 2008 Vice Presidential candidate called, what many had thought to be a routine press conference, and instead announced to the world that she will be quitting her position as Governor effective in two weeks.

Speculations are running rampant throughout the DC beltway surrounding this unexpected announcement... and the bloggers have had a field day trying to guess what the real reason behind her move. According to Jonathan Martin at Politico.com:

"Two of her own GOP allies were told this week that Palin would announce that she was definitely not running for re-election, but the move to outright leave office has caught many of her supporters by surprise".

Governor Palin has suffered some of the severest and cruelest criticism of any candidate in recent political history. Verbal attacks directed toward her children and the constant and continual ethics probes she has faced since she came from obscurity last year as Senator John McCain's running mate, are rumored to have taken their toll on the Barracuda.

MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell say her sources revealed that she (Palin) has "had it" with national politics and is sick of it. Mitchell also added that Palin does not plan to pursue the Republican nomination in 2012.

Palin has definitely turned the political world upside-down. As her followers wait and see what her future plans are, those in Republican party need to come up with a strategy and a plan if they hope to stop the party's implosion!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

GOP Leadership Is Self-Destructing Right Before Our Eyes

It has been said that: "Absolute power does corrupt absolutely". Indeed the Republican leadership continues to authenticate that saying.

What is with these fellas? Too much time on their hands? Too much money? Too much power prompting them to believe they can do anything and live any kind of way and get away with it?

It appears that the GOP leadership is self-destructing right in front of our eyes. First it was the revelation of an extramarital affair involving Vitter from Louisiana. Then, Ensign of Nevada came out under pressure and admitted his own infidelity... and now, South Carolina Governor Sanford comes clean about his mysterious five day disappearance which involved cheating on his wife "with a dear, dear friend from Argentina".

The longstanding GOP 'family values' mantra has been trampled by these good 'old boys! No wonder so many people in America are abandoning the Republican party in droves. The hypocrisy... and the double standards are an insult to thinking voters.

And it matters not that Mrs. Sanford released the following "stand-by-her-man-statement ":

"I believe enduring love is primarily a commitment and an act of will, and for a marriage to be successful, that commitment must be reciprocal," Jenny Sanford said. "I remain willing to forgive Mark completely for his indiscretions and to welcome him back, in time, if he continues to work toward reconciliation with a true spirit of humility and repentance."

Governor Sanford has proved he is a liar, a cheat, and has forfeited the public trust.

The GOP needs to groom new leaders and get rid of these corrupted hypocrites... and HOPE the party can be ready for primetime in 2016!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Kim Jung Il To U.S. President: Do Something

North Korean leader Kim Jung Il has upped the ante in his trash-talk to President Obama. The Dear Leader not only dares the U.S. to board his ship, Kang Nam, which left from a port in North Korea recently and could possibly be carrying missile parts or nuclear materials in violation of a UN sanction... but Jung Il has now publicly put the U.S. President on front street by threatening to fire a new round of missiles directly toward Obama's backyard: HAWAII!

After watching President Barack Hussein Obama mercilessly and calculatingly slap the snot out of that 'fly' on national television for annoying him and trying to make him look bad during the CNBC interview, and never even batted his eye or wiped his hands afterwards, it became apparent that Obama is ruthless and my money is on him. Look out Kim Jung Il

And who was that said Obama looks like he wouldn't harm a fly? Pul-leeze!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Kim Jung Il to U.S. President: Do Something Obama

North Korea's ailing leader, Kim Jung Il, has now gone way beyond his usual rhetoric and jive-talking––which earned him, and his country, a place as one of the Axis of Evil nations under the Bush administration. In an official threat to the United States of America, North Korea's Dear Leader declared it was now in the "early phase of all-out confrontation with the US"... raising tensions between the two countries to a very dangerous level.

Angered because of a new round of sanctions that the United Nations ordered against his country for the recent testing of a second nuclear missile, Kim Jung Il has now decided to take the less-than-150-day-in office-President Barack Obama head on. According to Peter Foster of the Telegraph.co.uk:

In a bellicose statement, Pyongyang described the sanctions as the "vile product" of US policy in the region, adding that it would also begin work enriching uranium as it sought to build up stocks of fissile material for its nuclear weapons programme.

The North is thought to have approximately 8,000 spent plutonium fuel rods which, if reprocessed, could yield 6-8kg of high-grade plutonium, or enough to make at least one more nuclear bomb.

The sanctions have also authorised UN member-states to stop and search North Korean vessels on the high seas if they suspect they are carrying banned nuclear or missile components, a measure that has drawn particular ire from Pyongyang. North Korea replied that any attempt to blockade its ships would be regarded "as an act of war and met with a decisive military response", and promised to meet any confrontation with "all-out confrontation".

The belligerent response to the sanctions order, which explicitly rules out the use of military force, was anticipated by the US which has sought to downplay tensions, repeatedly calling for Pyongyang to return to the negotiating table." www.telegraph.co.uk

Now, I am all for talking and negotiating, and trying to resolve conflicts in a peaceful manner... but when a 67-year old, sick, dictator like Kim Jung Il tells a 46-year old, black leader of the free world that "any attempt to blockade its ships would be regarded 'as an act of war' and met with a decisive military response"... and then goes on to promise to meet any confrontation with 'all-out confrontation'" ... them's fighting words anyway you look at it.

President Obama has put forth his noble, gentleman, Rodney King 'why-can't-we-all-get-along' position, but North Korea's Dear Leader is using his clenched fist to pat his butt at Obama and America... and that is unacceptable!!!

The world is watching us. It's time for President Obama to do something––not SAY something–– to let this rogue leader, and all other leaders across the globe who may want to try similar actions against this great nation–– that 'Barack Hussein Obama don't play'!

C'mon now. Do something Obama...

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Obama Haters: Osama, Khamenei, Hershkowitz, Jung il, To Name A Few...

President Barack Obama is racking up a list Hater-aide drinkers that resemble the world's list of Who's Who.

On the day of his historic speech to Muslims in Cairo Egypt, the supreme cleric leader of Iran didn't give the country's president, Ahmadinejad, the honors of rebutting Obama's address. No... instead, Khamenei, the chief religious ruler of that region came out swinging–– denouncing the U.S. President's words as 'nothing'... and going as far as to say Obama's words would not result in any change.

"You witness that in Afghanistan, American warplanes bomb people and kill some 150 not once, but 10 and 100 times. They kill people continually. So, terrorist groups, do what you are doing there. If the new president of America wants a change of face, America should change this behaviour. Words and talk will not result in change," Khamenei said.

The Iranian cleric's comments came on the heels of back-to-back scathing, newly released tapes from both the #1 and #2s of Al-Qaeda outfit: al-Zahari and Osama Bin Laden. In an effort to rain on President Obama's parade and discredit his much ballyhooed speech to the Islamic people, Bin Laden released an audio clip that was broadcast on Al Jazeera satellite TV, which accused Barack Obama of giving an "order" to Pakistani leaders to blitz those Talibans who impose Islamic law in the Swat Valley, causing "about a million" civilians to be "homeless and refugees."

Issuing a threat to America and its first African American leader, Bin Laden promised Obama that his Al Qaeda warriors will strike the U.S. for following "in the steps" of George W. Bush. And to add further insult and minimize Obama's influence in the Muslim world, Bin Laden said:

"Obama and his administration have planted new seeds to increase hatred for and revenge against America. So, let the American people prepare to continue reaping what the chiefs of the White House sow during the coming years and decades."

Jumping into the fray to lash out against Obama's Mid-East policy and his speech to the Muslim culture was Jewish leader, Daniel Hershkowitz. In an angered tone Hershkowitz said Obama's speech presented a "fabricated history" and ignored those Palestinians who have not renounced terror.

"The government of Israel is not America's lackey. The relations with the Americans are based on friendship and not submission, and therefore Israel must tell Obama that stopping natural growth in the settlements is a red line," Hershkowiz told the Jerusalem Post.

And on top of all of this drama and collective Obama-bashing currently being played out by these world leaders on the world stage, in the background North Korea's leader Kim Jung il continues firing long and short range missles, and threatening U.S. interests... while daring President Obama to do anything about it.

Well, having been Black all my life, I offer a word of caution to these Obama haters: Osama, Khamenei, Hershkowitz, Jung il, to name a few. They had better watch out. Because... deep down inside of Obama, there must be an 'angry black man' who has some South Chicago 'hood fight' in him. And when he finally becomes unleashed, Obama will probably make each of them bullies look like mild mannered Sunday School teachers by the time his wrath is done!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

America Is Broke, Says President Obama

Huh? Did I miss something?

During a recent C-Span interview, President Barack Obama, in keeping with his pledge to inform the American people of what is really going on and to remain true to his mantra of 'transparency', laid all the cards on the table: the United States "we are out of money".

BUT the confusing part of his message was when he went on to say we need to spend more to fix Medicare and Medicaid. I am missing something here.

Would that be equivalent to having lost my job, and exhausted all of my savings, owing my mama, sisters, co-workers, bigmama, and everybody else I could borrow money from... but continuing to max-out one credit card to pay off another credit card, knowing full well that I have no money, and no way to get any money to pay back family or any of the credit card bills when they come due at the end of the month? Incredible!

Here is the transcript between Obama and Steve Scully, as posted on Drudge Report:

"SCULLY: You know the numbers, $1.7 trillion debt, a national deficit of $11 trillion. At what point do we run out of money?

OBAMA: Well, we are out of money now. We are operating in deep deficits, not caused by any decisions we've made on health care so far. This is a consequence of the crisis that we've seen and in fact our failure to make some good decisions on health care over the last several decades.

So we've got a short-term problem, which is we had to spend a lot of money to salvage our financial system, we had to deal with the auto companies, a huge recession which drains tax revenue at the same time it's putting more pressure on governments to provide unemployment insurance or make sure that food stamps are available for people who have been laid off.

So we have a short-term problem and we also have a long-term problem. The short-term problem is dwarfed by the long-term problem. And the long-term problem is Medicaid and Medicare. If we don't reduce long-term health care inflation substantially, we can't get control of the deficit.

So, one option is just to do nothing. We say, well, it's too expensive for us to make some short-term investments in health care. We can't afford it. We've got this big deficit. Let's just keep the health care system that we've got now". www.drudgereport.com

President Obama needs to come back and explain this interview in detail. This is scary!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Obama's Base Erupts Over His Photos Decision

President Barack Obama's decision to block the upcoming release of Bush-era detainee abuse photos, has caused quite a firestorm across bloggerville. Obama, who continues to distance himself and demonstrate independence from his left-leaning base, reversed his original position to allow hundreds of 'never-before-seen' photos to be released to the American public after conferring with his military and national security experts.

According to President Obama:

"...publication of these photos would not add any additional benefit to our understanding of what was carried out in the past by a small number of individuals. In fact, the most direct consequence of releasing them would be to further inflame anti-American opinion, and to put our troops in greater danger."

Angry, vile, and vicious comments, aimed specifically at Obama, have been posted on hundreds of blog sites... with many of his faithful followers voicing feelings of betrayal and of being double-crossed by Obama's decision.

"Obama's decision "makes a mockery" of his promise of greater transparency and accountability. By withholding these photographs from public view, the Obama administration is making itself complicit in the Bush administration's torture policies," ACLU attorney Amrit Singh said.

Obama's no fool... and he is a shrewd politician! With a major speech to the Islamic world already being planned, and slated to be held in Egypt one week after the scheduled release of those now canceled inflammatory photos, Obama realizes that his message to that culture would have been lost in the controversy if those photos were circulated prior to his trip. His advisors were wise to counsel him to take the immediate heat from his left-rooted base for the greater gamble of scoring big among the Muslim community around the world with his upcoming speech.

President Obama must continue to govern center-right and keep making the right moves he has been making thus far.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

100 Days of President Barack Obama: So Far, So Good

President Barack Hussein Obama has completed his first 100 days as Commander-in-Chief, and overall his performance has been good. Not great... not awful... but good!

His selection of Senator Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State was an excellent choice––one of the best he has made thus far. This single appointment helped formulate an opinion in the minds of many Americans about this virtually unknown man from Hawaii, Kenya, Indonesia, by-way of Chicago. Choosing Clinton as his Condoleeza Rice demonstrated his ability to to forge alliances––even with his enemies–– for the good of the people. That characteristic will be vitally important as Obama moves to bring warring factions to the table to establish some sort of peace in the Middle East.

Obama's recent release of President Bush's torture documents and soon-to-be-released photos from the Pentagon depicting abuses of several terror detainees, has the potential to backfire and severely hamstring his policy goals going forth. His often repeated position of "moving forward, turning the page, and not wasting valuable time and energy looking back" was the one 'constant' mantra of his which made him look statesmanlike and Reaganesque. But, his obvious reversal of stance by releasing these explosive documents will be a haunting moment in history for him, his administration and the United States... for years to come.

The economy, economy, economy! The jury is still out on President Obama and his treasury team. Amanda Ruggeri of U.S. News.com sums it up best:

"When he launched his campaign for president, Barack Obama could not have foreseen that the signature accomplishment of his first 100 days in office would likely involve spending $787 billion on an economic stimulus package. But the effects of that piece of legislation—one heavy with both expenditures and expectations of economic recovery—may well determine Obama's success as president."

Juggling his concern and commitment for the 'little man'... while keeping the financial titans of Wall Street onboard his rocky boat, has been a feat well worth watching. Obama knows that if he loses the confidence of African Americans by sucking up to or being seen as too appeasing to White establishment... or, if he loses White Americans in mass because he is perceived as being too socialistic by spreading their wealth around to Blacks and other minorities... he will be a one-term President without a doubt. Walking that tightrope is one he will have to do his entire presidency.

President Obama's foriegn policy and interactions with world leaders–– while being criticized by many on the 'Right' as concilliatory––is really quite smart. It would seem that as a black male growing up in Hawaii and Indonesia, Obama probably learned at an early age that his size and color made him suspect and not easy-to-be-trusted by some in the majority. The same judgement and mistrust probably applied when he moved to inner city Chicago–– talking and acting like a White person among the brothers in the 'hood.

So, he more than likely mastered that skill of playing the underdog, the apologist, the weaker one, until he could get his peers to feel comfortable enough with him to include him in their inner circle... as he appears to be quite adept at it. That strategy seems to be working quite well for President Obama even now, as he plays on the world stage. America's size and some of its actions in the past have made her untrustworthy and hated by many around the globe. It's a brilliant move on President Obama's part to play the underdog until other nations, and their leaders, feel comfortable with the U.S. again and embrace us as the leading nation we are.

Overall, Obama has done a good job his first three months in office. His popularity among the people is his saving grace... and he is going to need to maintain that popularity as a tsunami is more than likely waiting for him, and this country, right over the horizon, and guaranteed to test the very core of who and what we are!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Terror In NY: Obama's Plane Does A 911 "Gotcha" Moment

Startled and afraid New Yorkers were gripped with panic when a low-flying Air Force One look-alike plane flew over the Hudson River today. This scheduled photo-op, which was allegedly sanctioned by the White House, happened early Monday morning, unbeknownst to local residents and, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, neither was his office informed of the fly-over as well.

Bloomberg, in an attempt to distance himself from any culpability, stated in a hastily arranged press conference that he did receive "an e-mail notification" which

“...did have the normal language of saying this is sensitive information, should be distributed on a need-to-know basis, that they did not plan to have any publicity about it, which I think is ridiculous and just poor judgment.”

Bloomberg, who was obviously angry at the ill-timed stunt added:

"Why the Defense Department wanted to do a photo-op right around the site of the World Trade Center catastrophe defies imagination. Poor judgment would be a nice ways to phrase it, but they did. I also think that once they had told us, we should have done a better job. Had I known about it, I would have called them right away and asked them not to. It is the federal government and they can do in the end what they please, but I would have tried to stop it. I don’t know there’s a lot else to say other than they shouldn’t have done it".

Many in the main stream media have been hesitant to report on this story. However, eyewitnesses reported that frightened employees evacuated buildings, and pregnant women scurried down flights of stairs. Other accounts were that some people, who possibly survived September 11th, were seen weeping uncontrollably as memories of those two planes, which were commandeered by nineteen Arab hijackers and slammed into the World Trade Center, were revisited.

Whoever authorized this cruel fly-over joke is a dangerous individual who has no place in government in a post 9/11 age. President Obama will surely fire such a person or persons... and offer a sincere apology to the American people for allowing this hoax to be perpetrated under his watch!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The True Winner: Ms. Carrie Prejean

BY: cheri wells, Memphis, TN.; Guest Blogger

And so, once again Americans can be assured that it is not your honest answer to a question that most people want... but rather, the one that makes them feel most comfortable. Case in point: Miss California, Ms Carrie Prejean, 1st Runner-up to Miss USA 2009.

During the recent nationally televised pageant, she was asked her view on same-sex marriage. Instead of giving a typical nuanced answer, instead of side-stepping the controversial query, instead of hemming and hawing, instead of dancing around that land mine question, instead of giving the judge who posed the question what he wanted to hear, she spoke of her convictions. Ms. Prejean said honestly that she believed what the Bible taught: that marriage should only be between and man and a woman. Period!

She had to know what that answer would mean to her chances of becoming the next Miss USA, but she apparently didn’t care. Ms. Prejean appears to know of whom, and in what she believes, unlike a pastor from her same state, the infamous Pastor Rick Warren, best-selling author of The Purpose-Driven Life and The Purpose-Driven Church. Pastor Warren, who recently appeared on Larry King Live and cowered to popular opinion on the subject of gay marriage, rather than to hold on to his previous position and pastoral integrity.

Unlike Pastor Rick, Carrie remembered Psalm 84:10, which states, "Better is one day in Your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my GOD than dwell in the tents of the wicked".

She chose to be a doorkeeper rather than a door-popper. (All the big ballers and shot callers know what that term means.) Seems like Carrie’s hired; Rick’s fired!

Ms. Prejean must have felt for a brief instance like the students at Columbine High, who, when asked by those bent on a killing spree, if they believed in GOD. Ms. Prejean's two-minute answer is surely being likened to the proverbial shot heard around the world today. This young woman did what many have tried to escape... answered a question, and stood on her beliefs 'unequivocally'.

It is not in the least bit ironic that Ms. Prejean's game-changing event would come on the heels of the April 13th Newsweek front cover and article, which erroneously reported the decline and fall of CHRISTianity in America. It seems that Ms. Carrie Prejean has dismantled the hypothesis behind that article singlehandedly.

Oh... by the way, who won the Miss USA 2009 contest? Funny, her name is on no one’s lips or hearts. Hurray for Carrie, the true winner!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Stimulus Update: GM Will Cut 1,600 Jobs

A short while ago, Americans were being told that the need to get the bail out money and the stimulus money approved and into the hands of these companies was critical to stemming the hemorrhaging, the financial meltdown, and loss of jobs in this country. These billions of dollars were necessary to jump-start the economy, create jobs, and put Americans back to work.

So, today's announcement to cut approximately 1,600 GM employees from the rolls before the week ends is devastating news. These cuts, by America's leading car manufacturing company, will target white collar, salaried employees, but will also impact the rank-and-file workers as well.

"'This will be a very trying time for the entire GM team, especially for the employees impacted by this action,'" said the email from Troy Clarke, president of GM North America.

Clarke's email told employees that 1,600 of those cuts would take place Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week".

President Barack Obama, viewed widely as the defacto CEO of GM after he fired Rick Wagoner, the former chairman and CEO the latter part of March, may take a major hit on this one and be forced to expend any political capital he has left as these cuts and expected Union concessions roll out.

In an email to its membership, the United Auto Workers' leadership urged union workers, their family members and supporters to contact the White House and "insist that workers and retirees must be treated in a fair and equitable manner in any restructuring plans."

"We need President Obama and his auto task force to stand up for the interests of workers and retirees in these restructuring negotiations," the e-mail said. "Please call or e-mail President Obama right away on this critically important issue."

How to square this circle is going to take some doing. Laid off workers will surely want to know: "if the bail out/stimulus money is not keeping the little man, the regular workers on the job... where is all the money going"?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

TEA Parties Will Accomplish WHAT Exactly??

Thousands of communities across this nation are organizing TEA Party Tax Revolt events for April 15th. These T.E.A. (Taxed Enough Already) parties, being billed as a grassroot movement designed to send a message to the elected officials in Washington, appear to be a recipe for clashes and civil unrest.

Understanding that these TEA party events, which have been internet driven and dubbed "peaceful-protest-rallies", are well organized and part of a nationwide movement to demonstrate middle-class Americans furor against increased spending and the need to stop these bailouts with taxpayer money. But, what will prohibit rabble-rousers, and anti-TEA Party zealots, or just-plain-nut-cases from infiltrating these peaceful events and causing trouble or inciting violence? Just asking.

What? With an unusually high degree of anger in the air because so many have lost jobs, homes, 401k and retirement investments... plus a noticed ratcheting of fury and vitriolic feelings across political, cultural and racial lines since the election of President Barack Obama, I must beg the question: are these 'TEA Parties' really a good idea at this time in history? Is any and everyone invited to join in these 'fed-up-with-government-and-ain't-taking-no-more-rallies", i.e., gang members, young angry whites and Blacks, KKK members, skin-heads?

These suburban organizers need to realize that America is not Mayberry anymore. No, our nation is more reflective of that movie: "New Jack City" these days.

My skepticism lies more in "who is in charge and what is to be accomplished"? And recent articles such as Scott Kraus', of themorningcall.com are not reassuring whatsoever:

"No one's sure how big the movement, fueled by politically conservative bloggers and talk radio hosts, and backed by conservative groups headed by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, really is.

Previous rallies in Orlando, Fla., and Cincinnati have drawn several thousand. Others have been smaller. Organizers say there are 500 rallies scheduled in all 50 states on tax day.

The rumblings of unrest reflect genuine angst among fiscal conservatives who value individual responsibility, abhor government spending and suddenly find themselves completely out of power in Washington, said Harrisburg-based Republican political consultant Charlie Gerow."
Maybe it's my old-age showing... but I hope each city has an advanced security plan in place––just in case.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Queen May Have Needed A Hug From Michelle

The chatter surrounding the hug Michelle Obama gave to Queen Elizabeth during her recent visit to Buckingham Palace seems much ado about nothing. Granted, hundreds of years of established protocol was breached by the now-infamous 'touch'... but it may have taken a woman of African descent finally being invited to the palace to debunk that age old 'don't touch the Queen' tradition.

The Queen didn't seem to mind, as it was she who reached out first and touched Michelle. As a matter of fact, the Queen, who far too often appears void of emotion... may have needed a hug from the touchy feely, 1st Lady Michelle to help her reconnect to every day people!

So, bloggers and international press corp members move on from here. Go sister-girl Michelle.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

President Obama Still Can't Close The Sale

President Barack Obama is in desperate need of recapturing the magic, the spark... the 'mojo' that catapulted him to the highest office in the land, if he has any hopes of selling his huge multi-trillion dollar budget to the public. His professorial-style presentation of the issues and facts during his second White House press conference did not help his cause, as he came off repetitive and boring.

Obama is an extremely intelligent and articulate man, who undoubtedly has command of the issues. But just as he demonstrated so many times throughout the 2008 Democratic primaries, this President continues to have a problem closing the sale.

He tried to sell his plan through the yukking-it-up approach on Jay Leno. The take-away from that encounter was the foot-in-mouth Special Olympics gaffe. He also tried the town hall meeting in an attempt to replicate his reach-out to the average Joe-the-Plumber format that was so effective during the campaign. But, his unfortunate comparison of Wall Street bankers to terrorist/suicide bombers with their fingers on the detonators, overshadowed his message.

And... then President Obama's attempt to convey his economic message and finally close the sale on CBS' 60-Minutes was a complete and total set-back for him, as his inappropriate laughter while discussing such a serious subject was a complete turn off to millions of Americans. He is being excoriated in bloggersville because of that behavior in that interview.

How badly he needed to connect to voters during the press conference held in the East Room of the White House. Right now, he is losing steam and momentum each day he fails to make his point on why he needs all of this money in his budget, where the regular folks can understand and 'get it'. Time will tell if he has what it takes. But time may not be his friend!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Michelle Obama Plants Garden At White House

All Americans need to take notice and do as First Lady Obama has done: PLANT YOURSELF A GARDEN!!!

The White House garden is aimed to be a symbolic confrontation to childhood obesity, a fast-growing health concern in the US where many are increasingly exasperated by the overwhelming presence of fast food restaurants.

How impressive. You go Michelle...

Monday, March 16, 2009

Cousin Dick Cheney: Obama Honeymoon Is Over!

What happened to the 100-day honeymoon traditionally allotted to all new U.S. Presidents? It seems that the approximate 45+ days remaining in the Obama honeymoon has been nixed. Yes, the love fest between the American people and President Barack Obama has come to a screeching halt.

The media shills, who just a few months ago were loudly exclaiming 'hosanna to Obama', are now beginning to yell 'crucify' him, as many are openly criticizing the 44th President's every move. It is unfathomable that media pundits and talking heads, such as David Gergen, Chris Matthews and David S. Broder are currently leading the chorus to declare the Obama presidency annulled.

Online news source, The Examiner, noted that in a recent Washington Post op-ed:
"[David S.] Broder points out that the main challenge is now coming from the mainstream media as well as the conservative wing. He thinks that some thoughtful congressional Democrats worry that Obama has bitten off more than he can chew. All of this may signal that the honeymoon is over long before the first 100 days have past." www.examiner.com

Other notables, such as Townhall's Mark Hillman, in this recent piece all but called President Obama a 'cry-baby'...admonishing him to quit blaming Bush and 'suck-it-up':
"Bush didn't spend the next few months claiming that he "inherited" a national security mess, nor did he complain about the economy which faltered in two of the final three quarters under President Clinton before contracting again in Bush's first year.

Likewise, President Reagan didn't whine about the soaring unemployment and burgeoning inflation that awaited him after President Carter's tenure.

These men understood that they campaigned for the opportunity to serve as President and to lead by making difficult, sometimes unpopular decisions.

That's why President Obama's transformation from a candidate of hope and change to a president of gloom, blame and opportunism is so disappointing - even for those who didn't buy what he was selling as a candidate. His ability to truly inspire 53% of the voters seemed, at least, refreshing.

Now, the Obama team takes every opportunity to complain that they "inherited" a deficit, an "economic crisis," and "a big mess."

No hope, just bellyaching".

And what about the massive tea-party-protests being played out across the nation? Voters appear to be experiencing buyers remorse and taking to the streets to complain about the stimulus package and the increased taxes that the new President and Congress have proposed. Whoever heard of protesting a president half-way through his first 100-days?

But the coup de grĂ¢ce, which truly signaled that Obama is out of good graces and the divorce is all but a done-deal... was the appearance on a recent Sunday morning news show of the 'father of the bride', former Vice President Dick Cheney, where he unequivocally accused President Obama of "making the nation less safe".

What? Did Dick Cheney really say that Obama cannot protect his new wife: the United States of America? Unheard of!

Now... these actions by the media are indeed unprecedented. But for Obama's own cousin, Vice President Dick Cheney, to come out during the 100-day honeymoon period to tell the nation and the world that Obama is making the country less safe... that is the remarkable! The marriage is officially on the rocks...

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Rush vs Obama Is Irrelevant!

How in the world has Rush Limbaugh versus President Obama become such a huge story in this nation? With America on the 'edge of the abyss' and so many major catastrophes threatening to take America out the back door, how is Rush challenging Obama to a debate even relevant?

For most voters in middle America, the petty and foolish 'jaw jacking' between the Obama White House and the Rush Limbaugh daily radio show... is both ridiculous and irrelevant in comparison to what is important in our lives and to our survival.

Most of us living in the nation's bread basket states don't have time for these tit-for-tat-school-boy-taunts and male pissing-matches any longer. Not when breaking news reports indicate:
South Korea and the US believe North Korea could be preparing to test-fire a long-range missile under the guise of a satellite launch. With tensions between the two Koreas extremely high, North Korea has warned that any attempt to shoot down a satellite it says it plans to launch will result in war.
That's WAR... Ladies and gentlemen!!!

And other distressing news such as:
600,000+ Americans lost their jobs last month. The job picture is becoming so bleak that nearly 700 people applied for a single job as a school janitor recently in Ohio. People are out of work and the numbers are growing daily!!
Hmmm... while Rush Limbaugh is laughing all the way to the bank?!?!!

And even more dire news that:
The U.S. stock market continues dropping like a rock. People are losing their shirts and their 401k values... their nest eggs are evaporating. The latest report that the Dow Jones is currently under 6700 points with no bottom in sight any time soon... is quite disturbing out here in America's heartland.

This is not fun or funny any longer, as Mr. Robert Gibbs jokingly said about the Rush-Obama-drama during a recent White House press briefing.

We need for the President and his staffers to ignore Rush Limbaugh and stop elevating him to the level of the prestige the office of the President represents.

We need President Obama to order Tim Geithner to cease with the procrastinating mumbo-jumbo... and present a comprehensive plan to the American people on how this Administration is going to get the U.S. economic bus out of the ditch. Remember...It's the ECONOMY STUPID...

Now is 'not' really a good time for this Administration to open up the polarizing stem cell research debate in this country... or crack open the pork versus no-pork can-of-worms as was demonstrated in Congress last week. Americans are broke, afraid, and hurting... and these hot-button issues will further inflame an already angry nation, causing further division and possible civil unrest.

Rush Limbaugh is a distraction! What we need are bi-partisan leaders who will make tough decisions and get this country back on track.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Partying At The White House Posing Problems for President

If it were any other time in America's history, headlines such as: "Obama kicks up White House entertaining"... "President Hosts Super Bowl Party At White House"... "White House Party's ROCK!" would not be so offensive. But with President Obama constantly reminding the American people how dire the economic forecast is and will be for the next several years, and the stock market falling like a rock... and with people losing homes and jobs in record numbers each month–– and quite angry about it to boot... this may 'NOT' be the best time for hosting weekly parties at the White House.

While over 60% of Americans want this president to succeed... HE has to want to succeed as well. People believed President Obama when he asked John-Q-Public to rethink the gas-guzzling SUVs they drive, and to turn the thermostats in their homes down to 70 degrees as part of a unified national sacrifice. Many Americans jumped on Obama's bandwagon when he lambasted President Bush as "clueless" for his answer to the financial crises by telling people to "go shopping".

Where is that Obama––the one who pledged to sacrifice his presidential perks along with the rest of us for purpose of country?

Across bloggersville, persons who supported Obama and those who did not, are voicing strong dislike and distrust because President Obama appears to be "fiddling while Rome is burning". These are difficult times and, unless the Obamas are paying for these parties out of his monthly salary or his 'own' money... the American people want the President to stop with these parties already! He looks hypocritical. The message he is telegraphing to voters is: 'do as I say... not as I do'.

When the economy gets better and money is flowing back in breadbasket America so that tax payers can also party like it's 1999...then Obama too can party with Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind and Fire all night long if he wants. But until then...continuing to party at the White House will pose real problems for the President!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

California Has Racists? Duh....

The mayor of Los Alamitos, Dean Grose, recently sent out an e-mail showing an Obama White House lawn planted with watermelons. This elected official included a title: “No Easter egg hunt this year.”

So... this is a mayor in California... not Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama?!? BUT, CALIFORNIA! Shame on him. This was both insulting and disgusting... THESE ANTICS MUST STOP IF AMERICA HOPES TO MOVE FORWARD. Vivian Berryhill 2/25/09

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Jindal vs Obama: Style Over Substance?

In 2004, an unknown man-of-color from the south side of Chicago, Illinois bolted onto the national scene with an electrifying speech that mesmerized the American public and catapulted him to the White House. His oratory skills, by far, are second to none... however many in America are now coming to the realization that his much-talk is 'high on style', but often lacks real substance and is frequently full of equivocation, evasion, and nuanced-beating-about-the-bush.

However, President Obama's first–– and much ballyhooed Joint Sessions of Congress mini-State of the Union Address, while fluff-infested, did lay out quite a few more specifics to his stimulus bill... and offered a few more tidbits to his vision of getting this nation back to prosperity.

Now, juxtapose to another unknown man-of-color from the swamps of Louisiana, who history may very well record made his minuscule imprint on the national stage with a no-nonsense, heart-felt chat to the American people immediately following the President's quasi-State of the Union Address. What a difference, as his speech was high on substance... but indeed lacked in style.

Governor Bobby Jindal attempted in a flat, but respectful manner, to take Obama to the woodshed by back-handing the points the President presented during his hour-long address. The Louisiana governor's rebuttal failed to offer credible arguments or facts that would bat down Obama's convincing case to the American people that he, and his new policy team, have a plan.

Parroting GOP talking points when the national spotlight was on him was not effective, and did not gain Jindal any memorable place in speech-making history.

These two men with two different styles, could face off in 2012 to vie for the top Executive job in the land. One represents the first African American and the other the first Indian American elected to their respective positions. One man a big-government, spending liberal... the other a tax-cutting, fiscal conservative present two starkly opposing views on how they would govern and lead this nation in the upcoming years.

While Jindal is currently no match for Obama, if the stimulus bill does not jump-start this country... style and great words will be 'moot', as Obama will be a footnote in history by 2012, and Jindal could be what the fickle American public will be looking for by then.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

UPDATE: Stimulus Racism...


These kinds of antics must stop immediately as they are harmful to race relations in this nation.