Monday, April 28, 2008

"Permanent Itch and the sighting of the end"

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright is the permanent itch Sen. Barack Obama just can't get rid of. He started out by applying a soothing oinment (speech about race). As time went on, that darn itch just kept festering. Overtime since March, the itch has turned red and seems to becausing inflamation. What is one to do with such a possible abomination? Ouch that darn itch! That itch just won't go away. It will worsen before it is over. This is all over the eloquent speaking of a man with an audacity of hope who had done little but been thrust upon the public stage by an eager liberal media telling all that this is the real thing and nothing else seemed to matter.

To think, all of this could have been avoided had Barack Obama not believed his own hype. He should have jumped out in front of this and not let the media frame and shape the person he is. Don't blame Hillary. She has nothing to do with this. She in fact tried to sound the alarms, but no one wanted to listen.

Don't worry Obama, no matter what you do African-Americans will still vote for you. Just ask Bill Clinton. You see in you they see themselves. They will not turn on you for they have their eyes on the prize a black man in the White House and not a pseudo Bill Clinton. To that end, even the DNC will support Obama to the end, for they have inked a deal with him to raise money for the party. No such deal has been inked with Clinton. This deal can mean one or two things: 1) the DNC wants Obama as their candidate or 2) They want to milk his popularity before his star goes dim.

Who is keeping the Rev. Wright story alive? Not John McCain or Hil. Barack Obama and the liberal media are keeping it alive. Who can end this story Barack Obama.

"and we are not saved..."

Sunday, April 27, 2008

What's At Stake In A Debate?

Debating is good for the soul and the human spirit. Only then are all able to really see who the candidates are. Naturally, when you are out front your camp will not want you to debate, for the chances are greater for the leading candidate to slip up and make a mistake. But in one of the most highly contested races since 2000, this could make or break one of the democratic candidates and decides which one will answer the 3 a.m. call.

Other than that, what else could Barack Obama be afraid of? His own shadow? Why is Hillary Clinton pushing such a debate? In hopes he will fall on his own sword?



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Meanwhile back at the ranch: The Rev. Jeremiah Wright is making an attempt to defend his brow-beating sermons. Al Sharpton is planning to shut down NYC financially as a result of an acquittal of three officers in the 2007 shooting death of Sean Bell. FYI: Sean Bell is black and so are two of the officers. The other office is Persian or Syrian. Go figure. Obama finally appears on FoxNews…and comes off as being a true elitist. John McCain is serious about courting the African-American vote and slams Obama for being endorsed by Hamas, but he also denounces the North Carolina state GOP for running political ads on the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Bill Clinton still can’t understand the black lash he is receiving after being the most popular man on the campus. Michelle Obama can’t figure out why her husband’s campaign keeps her under wraps, after saying that only now she is proud of her country. Cindy McCain can’t figure out why the producers of the View haven’t offered her a permanent spot on the show. Finally, Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee are still jousting for the number two spot on McCain’s Presidential ticket.

“and we are not saved…”

Saturday, April 26, 2008

"RACE AND REASONING"


It is amazing how every group is given credit for Barack Obama’s success in the polls except for his main strong hold African-Americans. He has garnered a large percentage of their votes since winning the Iowa caucuses, but never once has he fully acknowledged this base. Yet and still African-Americans keep giving him win after win by huge margins. It should be noted that African-Americans make up the largest voting block for the Democratic Party. While there are many young college voters heading to the polls, historically they haven't been a significant reliable voting block in the general election. But Obama and his handlers like to point out the fact they have cornered the market with these voters and high income persons. Interesting.

Meanwhile back at the ranch: In 1992 and 1996, African-Americans gave their votes to Bill Clinton both years and he became president. Clinton not only recognized this fact but he actively participated in their communities, listened to them and acted on their concerns. The African-American community gained so much respect and attention thanks to Clinton. Not since Abe Lincoln, who freed the slaves, and Lyndon B. Johnson, who passed the Civil Rights Act, has a president done more for African-Americans. Again Clinton recognized them as part of his success. On any given Sunday, one would see both Bill and Hillary fellowshipping at church and really getting into the service. Naturally, Republicans seemed miffed, for how could a white man, be embraced by blacks. Now at a crucial moment, one would think this community would rally behind him and his cause_ not that it has been asked. Instead, after a decade of supporting their causes, many African-Americans have turned their backs on the Clintons and some even speculate that they could be racist? Who saw this coming?

So if Obama gets the nomination will he recognize how he obtained this success or will he look to college students? Look at North Carolina and South Carolina. Look at Mississippi. Yes he won in small caucuses, but these are red states during the general election.

Don’t listen to what the liberal media says but rather listen to what they are not saying.

“and we are not saved…”

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Reality -vs- Perception



Hillary Clinton isn’t keeping the race going it’s the people…the voters. If Barack Obama is the all powerful candidate, he should be able to close the deal. Well actually he should have closed the deal earlier on and given Clinton a knock out punch, but he hasn’t. This fact should give the super delegates and other party Pooh-Bahs reason to pause, before hurriedly jumping on the Obama change wagon. Their actions have consequences. Once they jump and push him over, they won’t be able to jump off!

“Kitchen Appliances”

Word is Clinton threw the kitchen sink and refrigerator at Obama in order to win Pennsylvania. She was chided by the media for her use of these kitchen appliances. However now, the liberal media is clandestinely urging Obama to reciprocate. Will he too be chided? Note, Obama said earlier on that he would not use these types of political maneuvers while campaigning. Perhaps his eyes have been opened to true politics.

As for the media, they have thrown everything in the house at Clinton. They are now looking to through the house at her, but no matter what is thrown she seems to keep getting stronger, as her husband did in 1992 and 1996. No matter what happens and just when you think she is going down for the count she manages to squeak another win. Sure this is disconcerting for the liberal media and Richard (Dick) Morris, who really have a vested interest (to validate what they do) in her loosing, but it is to no avail.

Obviously the people want Hillary to stay in the race, regardless of what the media and senior democrats say. As oppose to asking her to step down, why not ask the voters why do they continue voting for her to stay in? Why don’t they listen to the media and what they are saying that she hasn’t a chance to win and go with their winner Obama? Why aren’t the voters listening or are they listening and distrust the biased agenda filled media? The cruel unethical psychological game the media is playing is backfiring and giving the media a bad name. History without a doubt, judge this primary season and media pundits harshly. First there were calls for Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee (who could have remained in the race but his numbers were way off) to step down and give a clear shot to John McCain. Had Rudy Guiliani been at the top would the media have called for McCain to drop out? Or if Obama was a hundred or so votes behind Hillary would there be the same cry out for him. No for this would have been viewed as racist (the the Hil – Obama shoes were reversed).

Maybe just maybe there is a real voter out there who wants all votes to count and continue to support Hillary as they had McCain.


Meanwhile back at the ranch: Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Obama and Clinton shouldn’t be on the same ticket. Why would she be so vocal? Is she for the democrats or against them? Hmmm?

“The Bradley Effect”

Can a black man win the presidency? Or will we see “The Bradley Effect”. Dissecting the vote is worth looking at. This happens time after time after time. Look at Mayor Ed Bradley in California favored to win a gubernatorial race in the 80’s. Whites said they were voting for him, but the returns told a completely different story. More recently look at Obama in New Hampshire. Sure the media is pushing for Obama, and they say he can win but can he win? Why hasn’t he been able to win large states? To be clear, if the Democrats expect to win the candidate must be able to win the big states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, California and yes Florida. Has Obama won any of these states? No. He has only won the small states which are red states in a general election. Don’t be fooled by the media reporting he can win as indicated by the small states. Again the psychological play by the media is trying to change the minds of voters. DON’T YOU BELIEVE! Look at the facts and not what the media says and writes.

“and we are not saved…”

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What Do We Know?

If Democrats and some Republicans moved beyond race in the negative and looked at the positive, it is clear Obama is benefiting from being a black man. He has garnered a significant amount of the black vote, which is a large part of the democratic base, in primaries across the nation. A decade ago, this wouldn't have been unheard of. Think Jesse Jackson and even Al Sharpton. In 1988 Jackson, had a more real chance, but he was too polarizing and didn’t have the soothing presentation which Obama possess.

The question why Obama and not Jackson? Why do Democrats feel so comfortable with Obama, whom they know very little about?

On Wednesday, April 15, ABC News did the unspeakable. They were fair and unbiased during its first presidential democratic debate. Unlike the past 20 debates (that where sponsored by MSNBC and CNN), whereby all of the questions were centered on Hillary Clinton and her missteps or Bill's, this debate rendered itself to an even playing field. Some in the media (of all groups) said the questions asked of Sen. Barack Obama where out of lined, but what about the personal left field questions asked of Hillary in previous debates? Fair game? Yes perhaps, she maybe a pariah too many, but the treatment she has gotten up until last Wednesday's debate has been down right unfair and rude. Even if all want Obama to win, this doesn't negate the fact the race has not been fair. We can question her background and years in the White House for a lifetime, we can also discuss her and Bill's past history, but it doesn't relate any more to the race than the discussions of Obama and Rev. Wright or Bill Ayers or does it?

The liberal media along with the Democratic Party decided after Obama's win in Iowa that he would be the candidate of choice and have not stop since to make certain he is given the crown, even at the expense of taking democracy and trouncing on it and not keeping with its true virtues. Thus making whatever move Clinton makes seem corrupt, undemocratic and flat out unbecoming to the party. Obama on the other hand has been given a complete pass, as a result he grows stronger in the polls but without substance or voter knowledge of who he really is. Even the super delegates who have jumped on the Obama wagon have no real knowledge of who he is other than he gives a good speech and is a uniter (so it seems). One would think they would have done their own interview, other than rely on Oprah’s endorsement.

Meanwhile back at the ranch: Senator Barack Obama and democratic big wigs would be wised to welcome the challenges brought on by Clinton as see them as strengthening mechanisms preparing him for the general election. Instead, he cries foul play and the media and democratic big whigs hover around him not allowing him to grow. This isn't democracy but rather a farce. He isn’t being a strong candidate but rather a pampered candidate, who will loose against John McCain in the general election in November and rightfully so.

Kudos to John McCain for changing the tide in the Republican Party when he visited Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, where armed Alabama police attacked more than 500 civil rights demonstrators on March 7, 1965, a day known as "Bloody Sunday.” The visit was part of his “Straight Talk Express,” where he is visiting ailing US cities.Selma and other towns in the area (that are predominately black and democratic) are normally not visited by Republicans.



“and we are not saved…”

Monday, April 21, 2008

President John McCain, Republican


Can John McCain win and become the next president of the US? Yes. Are the Democrats in a tailspin? Yes. How did we get to this put and who should be blamed? Is it so wrong to have a Republican in office for another four years? What is the worse that could happen?


"and we are not saved..."

Saturday, April 19, 2008

"Things That Make You Go Hmmm..."


What was going on in Sen. Barack Obama’s mind when Saturday Night Live performed three skits illustrating the media fawning over him? What is going on in his mind when no matter what he says, the media never questions him. What is he thinking when for he past few months the media has jumped on every opportunity to over analyze every little thing Sen. Clinton does, says or doesn’t say and do? It would seem during that time he thought it was ok, until of course last Wednesday’s debate when the tables were turned, and rightfully so, he was became the focus. And not he along, but finally both candidates were on the hot sit. Clinton handled it like a pro but Obama was just Obama. Now he is calling foul play! He isn’t alone in his proclamation. While the debate gave ABC News one of its highest ratings, beating out American Idol, the news critics have the broadcast station an ear full of scorn. How dare they ask Obama to explain his relationship with Rev. Jeremiah Wright or William Ayers.

The next day after the debate, at a rally in North Carolina, Obama said Clinton was engaging in nasty politics and “When you are running for the presidency, then you’ve got to expect it…” Really? Then why are you complaining about the tough line of questioning, as though only Clinton should be questioned in that manner. For the debate watchers who flooded ABC News with emails complaining, have you taken leave of your senses? This is good for the man, it toughens him up for the general election. However, despite all of this Teflon Obama seems to be sailing right into the democratic nominee for president. A man who feels he shouldn’t have to explain any of his actions, comments or thoughts.

Meanwhile back at the ranch: It seems to be a for gone conclusion that not only has the liberal media decided Barack Obama will be the Democratic nominee (a man who has so little experience) but the Democratic Party Big Wigs has decided the same. We all know what happened the last time an un-vetted candidate was put at the top. Remember the election of 2000? Four more Republican years is beginning to look like a reality.




“and we are not saved…”

Friday, April 18, 2008

The Great Debaters


Out of all the 20 presidential democratic debates the one on Wednesday night April 16was the most informative, structured and with substance debate. Neither candidate should walk feeling as though they weren’t treated fairly or given a chance to explain their stance.

Hats off to Charles Gibson of ABC News, the moderator; he was superb. There were reservations on rather or not the mainstream media could and would be objective, given their fascination with Sen. Barack Obama. With the first question asked by Gibson, if there was any doubt on him being able to handle the debate, it went out the window. He was fair, had great follow-up questions and without any hints of favoring one candidate over the other. Had the previous debates been structure the same way, the Democratic Party would not be in the pickle it is in now.


It is a pity that neither candidate would commit to serving the other as VP regardless who wins.



Meanwhile back at the ranch, Obama feels he wasn't given a fair shake during Wednesday's debate. Many of his supporters are saying he won the debate and gave ABC low marks for its moderators line of questioning. Interesting, considering Clinton once said she was being unfairly treated, and she was chided. Now it seems, once again, the mainstream liberal media is defending Obama and saying ABC did a poor job. When Clinton says unfair, she is told drop out of the race if she can't take the heat. Obama is told, they werent fair.

I think Sen. Obama is a great man, but why is it that he feels he should be treated with kid gloves? Didn't any one or wasn't any one listening to the man? He and his campaign's spin on this race is unbelieveable. He will be the Democratic nominee, but he won't and can't win if he continues to allow the liberal media to package him and put him out there in a glass box. It is unbeliveable how once again the American voter is being taken for a ride, because the media has failed to do due diligence on their rock star candidate. Now that ABC News has questioned him on things he has been given a pass on, all seem to be mad. Is this America???? And no one seems to care, for no matter what _ the liberal media and left wing of the Democratic Party wants Obama at the helm. Should he not win the presidency, do not blame any one but the Democratic Party.

An interesting tidbit, all he had to do was be prepared. It is now April, did he not think that at some point he would be nailed down and asked to answer these questions? It was either now or later with John McCain. This is the man who says he is ready to take on John McCain but yet not ready to answer questions that have been out there for nearly a year. Isn't there something wrong with this picture?


“and we are not saved…”

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

“Who Is Barack Obama? Fact or Fiction”


Early this year Robert Johnson the former owner of Black Entertainment Television, billionaire, and Hillary Clinton supporter, was criticized for making he following comment: “And to me, as an African-American, I am frankly insulted that the Obama campaign would imply that we are so stupid that we would think Hillary and Bill Clinton, who have been deeply and emotionally involved in black issues since Barack Obama was doing something in the neighborhood –¬ and I won’t say what he was doing, but he said it in the book –¬ when they have been involved.”

Clinton’s campaign distanced themselves from the comments and Johnson did some back peddling to explain, so as not to isolate any black voters who were still in Clinton’s corner. Since that time new revelations have been made and Johnson has somewhat reaffirmed his statement and at the same time offered a defense for one time Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, Geraldine Ferraro, who was said to have made racial comments. "What I believe Geraldine Ferraro meant is that if you take a freshman senator from Illinois called `Jerry Smith' and he says I'm going to run for president, would he start off with 90 percent of the black vote?" Johnson said. "And the answer is, probably not."
"Geraldine Ferraro said it right," said Johnson. "The problem is, Geraldine Ferraro is white." Johnson said the Obama campaign "has such a hair-trigger on anything racial ... it is almost impossible for anybody to say anything."

Now to put this all in context, in interviewed Obama gave the Chicago Tribune in 2005, he agreed that if he wasn’t black he wouldn’t be where he is today. He also noted that race does matter in politics. “Look, there is one African-American in the U.S. Senate. There are two Hispanics. If it weren't for Hawaii, there'd be no Asians. Race and ethnicity continue to play a significant role in our politics.”

So, all this talk by his campaign about Geraldine Ferraro being a racist and what not is just talk. I would encourage everyone to read this article and decide (not judge) for yourselves http://obama.senate.gov/news/050626- when_it_comes_to_race_obama_ma/
Obama is just being another politician who knows when to speak and when not to. However, lately he has been speaking a tad too much. Now his own words are coming back to “roost”. Slowly but surely the man Barack Obama is being revealed, and there is nothing wrong with what's coming out other than, he says one thing for one group and flips the script for others. He actually used a similar phrase in the url site above.


“and we are not saved…”

Monday, April 14, 2008

“Bittergate: The Gift That Keeps On Giving”

Now his own words are coming back to “roost”. This doesn’t include his association with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who this weekend pointed fingers at Fox News. It just keeps coming. And now the deprecating remarks on residents in small town America. Let it be known this blog pointed out earlier that Sen. Barack Obama was taking on an “I’m invincible” position and “can say what I want to say.” This is blatant hubris on Obama’s part. Yes Sen. Hillary Clinton has her problems and has put her foot in her mouth on more than one occasion. However, it is Obama who manages to slither away unscathed thanks to the liberal media and their “man crush” explaining away his snafus. Have no doubt, Obama is smart and intelligent; however, he has little experience and could have problems going against Sen. John McCain.




Some would say Clinton too is without experience, perhaps. But she was active in the White House and has increased her knowledge base as a US Senator. Likewise, McCain possibly has more experience than the two of them put together.

To be fair, Obama has said he misspoke when he said residents of small town America are “bitter”. But, he is billed as being an eloquent speaker and knows what to say. What happened?
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Meanwhile back at the ranch: “The Elite Don’t Win”. Even the mere perception of elitism can hurt. Just ask these two poster children.












By the way, as for the rumor that Al Gore and Jimmy Carter are having meetings to ask Hillary Clinton to step out of the race...what?? Hopefully untrue. Even if such conversations were being had, does any one think Clinton would listen to either of these two men? Next...






“and we are not saved…”

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Who's Sorry Now?


What Did He Say? Elitism


"It's not surprising, then, they (working class voters) get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

"So I said, well you know, when you're bitter you turn to what you can count on. So people, they vote about guns, or they take comfort from their faith and their family and their community. And they get mad about illegal immigrants who are coming over to this country."

The aforementioned, are comments from the Democratic front runner, Sen. Barack Obama, explaining why he is having a hard time winning over working class voters in big states. The comments were made last Sunday (almost a week ago, privately at a fundraiser in San Francisco). Why is the main stream media only now reporting this? It isn’t as if we are in the 1800’s where it took days to get news out? Maybe the media wanted to give Obama another pass on the comments or a chance to craft an eloquent speech. When he did address the issue, he somewhat refused to back down from these comments. Why should he back down? The media isn’t challenging him to explain for they attempt to passionately explain everything he says (including his snafus). It seems Barack is buying into his own hype, as was identified earlier by this blog.

Needless to say the two other candidates ceased the moment and attacked Obama. Sen. Hillary Clinton called he comments “demeaning” and Sen. John McCain’s campaign libeled him an elitist.

Again, had McCain or Clinton made similar comments the media would have been all over them from the moment the comments were made and clear up to the general election.

Meanwhile back at the ranch two possible scenarios for Hill staying in the race:

She knows Obama could possibly self implode and someone should be there to pick up the pieces. Though the old Democratic boys club would prefer she drop out and even if he self implodes he gets to stay in.

She knows that it is part of the democratic process and every vote should count. If she were a man, the call for her to drop out would not be heard. She knows that dropping out now could disenfranchise a great many voters, so staying in to the last moment to ease the transition for whoever wins the nomination. If only the media, would realize this.

Thanks Hill for telling Bill to put a lid on it.











“and we are not saved…”

Friday, April 11, 2008

What Do We Really Know?


Patriotism, Truthfulness and Experience are just a few qualities the next president of the United States of America should possess.

Since announcing her bid for the presidency Sen. Hillary Clinton has been taken through the ringer. She and her husband, the former President Bill Clinton, have lived their entire Washington lives under a microscope. Every move they have made has been scrutinized. Things that they have done and haven’t done have been the topic of investigations and talking points. Likewise, Sen. John McCain has been questioned on his associates with lobbiest. Why then do the liberal media not see it important to delve into Sen. Barack Obama’s associates like William C. (Bill) Ayers and Rev. Jeremiah Wright? Two associates with questionable backgrounds. Suffice to say, if any of these men were in photos with the Clinton’s or attended an event they attended the media would be all over this. Obama somewhat explained away his association with Wright, but what of Ayers, a member of the 60’s radical group the Weather Underground.











As a member of the leftist group Ayers and his girlfriend at the time (Diana Oughton) avoided the police and FBI while bombing high-profile government buildings including the United States Capitol (1970), The Pentagon (1972), and the Harry S Truman Building which houses the United States Department of State ( 1975)—along with several banks, police department headquarters and precincts, state and federal courthouses, and state prison administrative offices. In 1981 Ayers and another girlfriend, Bernardine Dohrn, turned themselves in, but most of the case dismissed due to prosecutorial misconduct. All of this information can of course be found online.
What is going on here? Are Americans so mesmerized by Obama that they can’t see where there is smoke there is bound to be fire. At least ask the question and demand plausible answers of his association with Ayers, whom Obama also served on the Woods Fund of Chicago, a philanthropic foundation. Don’t blindly accept a man because he makes you feel good. Ronald Reagan made us feel good in the 80’s. Furthermore ask yourselves, would the same standards the media is using on Obama apply to Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Complete disclosure is what we need. If Obama is to win the Presidency in November, the media would do him a favor by covering these things now as oppose to general election time.
How is it that the Democrats could be so close and lose this election?
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Meanwhile back at the ranch: "A CRIME IS A CRIME NO MATTER WHAT THE COLOR OR GENDER"

How is it that the Barbie Bandits in Florida only get off with what amounts to a slap on the wrist? In March, Cobb County Superior Court Judge Mary Staley sentenced 20-year-old Heather Johnston to 10 years probation after she pleaded guilty to a charge of theft by taking in the 2007 bank robbery. The judge gave 19-year-old Ashley Miller, one of her accomplices, two years in jail and eight years probation. Both women are white.

Michael Chastang, 28, was sentenced to 10 years for being the mastermind of the robbery, and bank teller Bennie Allen III, 23, who pleaded guilty, was sentenced to five years. Both men are black. Chastang also is serving 15 years on unrelated drug-trafficking charges and Allen was on probation for a drug conviction.

Is Florida justice becoming like California, and why hasn’t the media focused on this? These young girls robbed a bank. A BANK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They should be sent to prison and do hard time. No matter how many bad hair dye jobs they get or plaster on make-up for an angelic appearance they will never be able to escape the fact that they are hardcore criminals and should be punished accordingly!!!!!!!!!!!!

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"JIMMY...JIMMY...JIMMY..."

Now what is former President Jimmy Carter up to now? Meeting with Hamas? He is determined to having a profound legacy in the end. Jimmy it is over. Your time on the political stage has long passed and can not and will not be re-written.




“and we are not saved…”

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

"Who Has The Best Healthcare Plan?'


Quiet as it’s kept, the media has not bothered to mention that Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards, thinks Sen. Hillary Clinton’s healthcare plan is more in line with her idea of universal coverage for all. Why hasn't the media fallen over each other to cover this? Afterall, this is a concern of all voters.

Monkeys and Politics...Being Politically Correct


There is more at play then what we are being told regarding the flap between neighbors Linda Ramirez-Sliwinski and Dametta Stewart both of Carpentersville, Ill. Ramirez-Sliwinski, who’s Hispanic, admits to referring to Stewart’s and another neighbor’s children playing in a tree as “monkeys”. Ramiez-Sliwinski said was warning the children against the dangers of playing in a nearby tree when she called them monkeys on last Saturday. She also noted that she refers to her own grandchildren as monkeys (it should be noted that the author of this blog has on occasion referred to his nieces, nephews and young cousins as monkeys).

Questions: Was Linda Ramirez-Sliwinski using the word in a racist form? No. Was there intent to cause harm? No. Was she being insensitive? No. Is Dametta Stewart being too sensitive? Perhaps. Can words hurt? Yes. Is this matter being blown out of proportion? Absolutely. Should Ramirez-Sliwinski have been ticketed $75 for disorderly conduct? Absolutely not!

Apparently the two neighbors have had disagreements in the past. It should be noted Ramirez-Sliwinski was chosen as a pledged Democrat delegate for Sen. Barack Obama. She has since stepped down by her own decision or at the request of Obama’s campaign, as it deemed her comment “unacceptable”. What is this world coming to? Couldn’t level heads have prevailed and saw through this absurd issue? Why would Obama’s folks accept her resignation, but fail to recant his misinterpretation of Sen. John McCain’s comments on keeping troops in Iraq. Again, quiet as it is kept, the mainstream media has chosen which stories to be important and those that aren’t. Suffice to say the stories which aren’t covered are the ones which cause our downfall. This incident is a reason why Obama's speech on race is a call to action and not just admiration of words.

To read he entire monkey business story, copy and insert the following in your web browser:

http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/04/08/obama-delegate-quits-after-campaign-finds-remarks-to-neighbor-%20kids-to-be-%e2%80%98unacceptable%e2%80%99/


"and we are not saved..."

Monday, April 7, 2008

RICE FOR VICE!!!!!!!!

Condolezza Rice for Vice-President would be a great choice for the Republican Party. She has the qualifications and experience. Sen. John McCain should consider and invite her. This would definitely balance his ticket. Many say this would be a direct link to the Bush years. Perhaps, but it strengthens his knowledge of foreign affairs and gives him a broader base of supporters.







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Meanwhile back at the ranch, Sen. Barack Obama has said that he understands world affairs better than McCain and Sen. Hillary Clinton. This is a fantasy which the media should take him to task on. But of course they won’t as they didn’t question him on his exaggerated claims his parents met during the march on Selma and that he was a college professor. These are all untruths that have gone unchallenged.

In order for Obama to be a successful candidate, he must be completely vetted by the media and must be able to withstand any questions coming his way with out malice. Because the mainstream media has coddled him, it seems he is beginning to believe his own hype that he is a Rock Star with his followers called Obamamites.

The timing of Sen. Clinton head campaign strategist Mark Penn resigning and her appearance on the Ellen Degeneres show was not planned. Remember she taped the show earlier last week and he was asked to leave over the weekend.

"and we are not saved..."

Who Will Speak For Florida And Michigan?



In 2000, every Democrat wanted the votes in Florida to be counted, recounted and counted again. Even after the final numbers were in, a year later there were cries that not all the votes were counted. Fast forward 2008, and now you have some Democrats not wanting the votes in Florida or Michigan to be counted. This is rather interesting considering these are two key states. Granted we are in the primary season, but what if we were in the general election and one party felt that counting the votes might tilt the scale in favor of his/her opponent would the vote still not be counted. Better yet why don't we just forgo Florida's votes in every election? Sounds crazy? Well the idea of not counting the votes now is even crazier.

Politics aside, who will speak for Florida and Michigan?

"and we are not saved..."

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Mea Culpa in Memphis



He did not mince words. He apologized for his 1983 mistake. On the 40 anniversary
of the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., Sen. John McCain apologized at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., where king was assassinated, for not supporting a bill in Arizona to make this his birthday a federal holiday. Today the state of Arizona observes King’s birthday. In his mea culpa McCain said: “We can be slow as well to give greatness its due, a mistake I myself made long ago … when I voted against a federal holiday in memory of Dr. King. I was wrong, I was wrong.” Though he was jeered as he apologized, while standing in the rain in front of the motel, he did not let this deter him. King himself preached on forgiving man and his faults. Why then can’t those who heard McCain’s apology practice what King preached and forgive?


To read he full story please paste this link in your web browser: http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/04/04/mccain-gives-mea-culpa-in-memphis-over-vote-against-king-holiday/

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“The Clinton's vs the Liberal Media”

Imagine reigning over the best years of prosperity and growth in America. Peace and tranquility with jobs galore for blacks and whites. Making certain all are represented in the decision making process by having a presidential cabinet which celebrated the diversity of America. Regardless of race, ethnic, creed or party affiliation all were welcomed to come in and be a part of this great nation. Then imagine if you will, to have all of your work, which many benefited from, reduced to nothing. This is what the Clinton’s are enduring. How soon do we forget? Why now are we making the Clinton’s out to be monsters? They are the most investigated people on planet earth. Their personal and public life have been exposed to the world. What more is there to learn? Perhaps Dick Morris, who makes his living off stories he peddles around about the Clinton’s, could best answer this. During the Clinton’s stay in the White House, the liberal press, tried its best to reduce them to trailer trash because he was from the South. There has never been a president from the South (including Jimmy Carter) whom the media think to be smart. The media seems to have bought into the stereotype that Southerners are hicks. Out of all the investigations on the Clinton’s nothing of substance was produced showing they broke any laws. Now their much anticipated tax returns have been released. Naturally the media is combing through them looking for something dark. Someone has even commented as to why Sen. Hillary Clinton didn’t file separately from her husband. Ha! Had she done this she would have been crucified. What is wrong with the disclosure of them filing together? Imagine once more, being told that you should leave the race after the first primary in Iowa and told again, after you have won the biggest and most important states in a primary. Also, to be told that comments you make are racist and to have every move you make scrutinized and blown out of proportion. Only to see the comments and actions of your opponent to be disregarded though, they should be questioned. It is enough, to make any one behave and speak out passionately for what you believe.
Obviously there is no pleasing the press when it comes to the Clinton’s. It is as though the press has a death wish for the Clinton’s to go down in smoke and never be heard from again. When the final Clinton day arrives, I can only imagine what will be said and written.

It should be noted that the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, founded by King, invited all the presidential candidates to attend its ceremonies Friday. Sen. Barack Obama did come. Instead, he observed the day in Indiana. Had McCain or Clinton not shown up, there would have been mass hysteria from the African American community and the media. Nothing is said of Obama not showing. He gets another pass.

P/S: Quiet as it's kept Dr. W.W. Herenton the mayor of Memphis, Tennessee (the largest city in the state with a large African American population) has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.









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“Storm Clouds Rising”
The latest fire brewing, which the liberal media will put out, are comments by Father Michael Pfleger and his support for Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakahan. Unbelievable. If this isn’t double standard reporting at its best…what is? The media should put the mic in Obama’s face and ask for his thoughts on the matter. To hear the venom for yourselves go to YouTube and type in Michael Pfleger or paste this link in your browser: http://youtube.com/watch?v=LjJlsGrlbUs


”and we are not saved…”

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Fact or Fiction

First it was Al Gore refereeing the Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton presidential nominee race. Next the idea of him being the Democratic Presidential nominee without even being in the race started floating around. Now it’s his name being circulated as a possible cabinet member in an Obama White House. When does it stop? Will the liberal media stop pandering?

What is the purpose of the media? I am a part of this distinguished group by training and I must say I am ashamed of the media’s reporting ability this presidential season. I see why Americans don’t trust the media. Why should they? The media consistently gets it wrong and package stories they want to put out there. The media in a way is no better than the media that is controlled in countries overseas (Russia, China and Saudi Arabia). Yet we bill ourselves as being the best. Perhaps there are good journalist reporting, but they are biased at every angle. One only needs to read previous blogs to see my point. Better yet look at the media and ask yourself “what aren’t they telling me?” Never take what they say at face value.


Recently Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (democrat from Missouri) gave an interview to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and said the following: “I think whites would say, ‘How could anybody say we were racist, that we have any racist residue when you look what we just did (potentially electing Obama)?’ And African Americans would say, ‘Look at what we just did. So now we ought to have unblocked access to all of our dreams, all of our hopes,’” He continued, “And I think there would be great disappointment when they saw some issue of race surfacing. It would be like, ‘Oh my goodness. I thought we were past that.’” The main stream media has looked at this and said these were racist comments and want the Clinton camp to denounce. Why? What the representative has said is true. If you don’t believe this go to any African-American church unannounced and you will here this message. Might I suggest you send black journalists? You may also want to checkout the local black beauty salons and barber shops. Many will be surprised at the conversations heard.

The representative also made comments on the Sen. Obama’s oratory style. He said it was unlike that of other black leaders past and present. He continued and said basically it would not pass with blacks. Another, somewhat difficult truth to swallow, and the suggestion of paying a visit to a local black church or hair salon would apply.

It is interesting, how the truth hurts and reality is all to certain a fact of life which can not be escaped. Rep. Cleaver spoke the truth. It is unfortunately that what he spoke is a hard fact of reality. Obama’s speech was more than just a speech but a call to action.

Please click or paste this in your browser to read Rep. Cleaver’s entire comments:

http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/04/02/black-clinton-backer-concerned-obama-win-could-hurt-race-relations/#comment-270974



As was posted earlier on this blog, Sen. Obama appears to be the likely democratic nominee. Should he not go on and win the presidency Hillary and Bill Clinton will be castigated by the Democratic Party which they have served so well. I can easily see why the former president is taking this race so personal and seeing super delegates who were his friends jump ship for Barack. It seems as though these delegates want to wrestle the party power out of Clinton’s hands.

The Clintons aren’t without flaws, but for the media to constantly ride them on every little thing is absurd. Ok the man had an affair and lied about it to the American public. She tried to cover it up, but at the end of the day whose business was the affair. It only became fodder for the public after Ken Starr couldn’t pin anything illegal on the Clintons and decided to go after him on a personal level. President Clinton was wrong for not being truthful regarding his intern affair, but why must the Did he not do any good in the White House? Look at the economy. Even if it was a cyclical event, he still reigned over those years.

When he media stops being the media and starts lobbying for a candidate the entire democratic process breaks down. Look at what happened in 2000 in the race between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Without a doubt Gore was the better, smarter and articulate candidate. But what happened? Well the media fell in love with Bush because he came across as the guy you could have a drink with after work. The media viewed Gore as being stiff and the kid in the classroom who knew all the answers. So the deemed Gore the loser of every debate and Bush the winner. Years later look at what we have. This isn’t to say a possible Obama presidency will be similar to what we have now. But we should study history and learn from it.

Consider what the former president said, if the tables were turned and Obama was behind by a percentage point would the party elders and others want him to drop out? No for African Americans would call foul play. Why then should Hillary drop out? Even with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright controversy, no one has called for Obama to step down. However, every little snafu with Sen. Clinton and she is shown the door.

This brings up another point, which was previously pointed out. Why did John Edwards drop out, besides the fact he wasn’t winning primaries and the media sidelined him in coverage? The answer is simple. He is a white male unable to compete with a black man or white woman. This isn’t racist to say but merely a fact.

What will the general election be like. Brace yourself. It will be a bumpy ride.

”and we are not saved…”