Sunday, August 31, 2008

"Hurricane Gustav Could Rain On GOP"


As New Orleans braces for a possible visit from Hurricane Gustav, the Rupublican National Committee is making plans to possibly scale back some of its festivities during this week in Minnesota.

President George Bush could be the first casualty of the impending storm, which as of recent weather report seemed to have been downgraded slightly, but still dangerous. While all hope the storms force keeps decreasing, as it reaches the Gulf, a Bush no show isn't all that bad. A Bush no show allows McCain to continue relishing in his victory announcement of Sarah Palin for Vice President.

Unfortunately, a Bush appearance could only (hate to say it) put a damper on things and give the Democrats fuel to attack McCain.
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Saturday, August 30, 2008

"Ready To Rumble"

Republican’s needn’t worry any more. John McCain has awakened. A soccer mom is coming to the rescue.
For weeks many thought John McCain was asleep at the steering wheel and unable to get out of first gear. Many political pundits and GOP party members had been speculating, dictating and gestating on whom he should pick as a vice president. Finally the suspense ended.
His choice for vice president a soccer mom _ Sarah Palin the Governor of Alaska. To those Democrats who thought Barack Obama and Joe Biden would have a cake walk to the White House make no doubt, John McCain is ready to fight and hit them where it hurts _ the women vote.
Hillary Clinton might have put 18 million cracks in the proverbial glass ceiling; Sarah Palin has intentions of turning those cracks into a big hole. As history was made last night with an African American accepting a major party nomination, history is being made again.
Twenty-four- years after Geraldine Ferraro made history for being the first woman selected to be on the ticket of Walter Mondale, Sarah Palin will attempt to go further and become Vice President on the Republican ticket.
This years’ election will definitely be more about issues. It will also make history regardless of who ends up in the White House.
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And the media and pundits will be given a another chance to prove they can cover a presidental race without being biased toward race or gender. This will be interesting.
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Friday, August 29, 2008

"From Soccer Mom To Vice President"


John McCain has awakened. His choice for vice president a woman _ Sarah Palin the Governor of Alaska. Make no doubt, John McCain is ready to fight and hit them where it hurts _ the women votes.

As a side note, this blog made the call for McCain to pick Palin as early as June and July. View previous blogs.
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"Realizing A Dream Of The King"

Forty-five years ago Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his famous "I have a dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

Now years later in Denver, Colorado Senator Barack Obama made a down payment on the dream by becoming the first African American to accept the nomination of a major US political party, which had years ago created Jim Crow laws to keep blacks from fulfilling a dream.

"...I stand here tonight. Because for two hundred and thirty two years, at each moment when that promise was in jeopardy, ordinary men and women - students and soldiers, farmers and teachers, nurses and janitors -- found the courage to keep it alive."

Many African Americans, in the mixed crowd of 84,000, openly wept as Barack accepted what many thought they would never see in there lifetime. The son of a white mother and black father, Obama told his supporters, "I realize that I am not the likeliest candidate for this office. I don't fit the typical pedigree" a white man with middle-class values.

In his 44-minute acceptance speech, the newly minted Presidential candidate promised to cut taxes for nearly all working-class families, end the war in Iraq and break America's dependence on Mideast oil within a decade. He also promised to create better healthcare and address the nations poverty problems among other issues.

Obama said, "For eighteen long months, you have stood up, one by one, and said enough to the politics of the past. You understand that in this election, the greatest risk we can take is to try the same old politics with the same old players and expect a different result. You have shown what history teaches us - that at defining moments like this one, the change we need doesn't come from Washington. Change comes to Washington. Change happens because the American people demand it - because they rise up and insist on new ideas and new leadership, a new politics for a new time.

America, this is one of those moments."

Having been judged by the content of his character and not the color of his skin, a forty-seven year old Obama is poised to possibly become the first African American president of the United States if elected by the peopel in November.



My how far this country has come in realizing a dream.
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Thursday, August 28, 2008

"Former President Say's Obama Is The Man"




And so it was...Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for the President of the United States.
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"I Have A Dream"

Forty-Five Years Ago:Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.



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"School Loses Its Credentials? What Happened?"

The Clayton County School District in Georgia has become first in the nation in 40 years to lose its accrediation thus making it difficult for seniors graduating high school to be accepted in to universities around the country. One question: What happened?
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"This Could Be The New Vice President and President"

Senator Joseph Biden made the case why Barack Obama should be the next President. Afterwards, Barack Obama gave his reason for selecting Biden as his right hand man. The Democrats are ready and tomorrow night Barack Obama will take the stage and make the case why he should be elected as President of the United States.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

"Former President William Jefferson Clinton Delivers"

"Yes he can but first we have to elect him," a quote from President Bill Clinton during the Democratic Convention in Colorado. Out performing critics expectations, former President Clinton delivered a powerful speech of support for Barack Obama. Contrary to what the left and right pundits thought Clinton didn't grand stand. He was a true Democrat comparing his years in the White House to the possibilities of what a Obama presidency could be.

Once again, the former President, reminded us all why we loved him and how the economy flourished under his administation. And for those who doubted his ability to support Obama and those who called him a racist shame on you now eat crow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Who knows how to beat the Republicans better than Billary? The Clintons are and always will be true to their party.

"THE MEDIA GOES BUST!"

And so it was a woman of character, dignity, honor, pride and substance declared in a spirit of unity and moved that the convention suspend its rules and select Senator Barack Obama as the President of the United State _ in essences becoming the Democratic's choice for President. The first African American to hold such a position at the top. History was made in more ways than one.

So no matter what they said or what they thought it is done...and the media went bust!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Clinton Releases Her Delegates"

EXTRA! EXTRA! EXTRA!
Senator Hillary Clinton releases her delegates to former rival and Democratic Presidential candidate, Barack Obama. While she did not tell them how or who to vote for, she did place her vote for Obama. Speaking to delegates at the convention Clinton said, “As part of that tradition, I’m here today to release you as my delegates.”

And pundits said it would never happen.

"She Came, She Saw, She Conquered"

No matter what any one says, she is in Barack Obama's corner. Nothing to the contrary should be written or said _ only in a fantasy world would that happen.

Before the speech was able to cool, media pundits had already decided Hillary Clinton's convention speech wasn't a complete show of support for Barack Obama. Way back when pundits had said, she wouldn't support Obama in her speech. Now that she has, they want more. What gives? It is now up to Barack Obama and Joe Biden to convince the labeled Hillary voters to support their ticket. She can only do so much. The problem Obama is having attracting these voters isn't Hillary but Obama.

Now that the primaries are over, and the media has done all they could possible do to sway voters to vote for Obama, it is now his turn to sway the voters and close the deal.

Could it be now the Democratic Party is having second thoughts on whether or not Obama can close the deal? Whose fault is this? Is reality setting in? Could it be the Party is recognizing the party actually does need the blue collar voters and women?

As for Hillary, she said it best _ "Barack Obama is my candidate and he should be our candidate." On John McCain: "No way. No how, No McCain."

It is now time for Barack Obama to work his magic.


Bill Clinton
Next up former President William Jefferson Clinton.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

"Hillary Takes the Stage"

Hillary Clinton will once again take the stage and swear her allegience first to the Democratic Party and then to Barack Obama. Would any one expect anything less? She is afterall a true Democrat, who during the primary season ended her campaign for the White House after all votes were counted and it became evident she would not clench the nomination. She gave a brillant concession speech, when many had counted her out, and tonight she will do the same thing on the 88th anniversary of Women's Suffrage.
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"And Now The Villian is Elizabeth Edwards?"

Now the blame game moves to Elizabeth Edwards. The media and political pundits are blaming her for not revealing her husbands philandering ways. Yes you read it right _ Mrs. Edwards is now being blamed. One quick question: Did any one actually think she would have exposed her husband's cheating ways? How much more does this poor woman have to endure?
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"Faces of Evil"

From left to right: Nathan Johnson and Tharin Gartrell. According to published reports these two men and a third were arrested in Aurora, Colo., on methamphetamine and firearms charges. FBI agents told Fox News, on late Monday, that they were looking into a possible plot by the men to assassinate Senator Barack Obama in Colorado during the convention.
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Monday, August 25, 2008

Lights...Camera...Action...

And the party has started in Denver and the Democrats are in full bloom. Among the many speakers, the glamorous Michelle Obama. She stole the show when she opened the family album and gave viewers a look inside her world with Barack Obama and two daughters. She expressed pride in her country and fellow Americans. She even gave props to Hillary Clinton for putting 18 million cracks in the proverbial glass ceiling, "so that our sons and daughters" can dream for bigger and better things. One classy lady.
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Ted Kennedy In The House

Caroline Kennedy also gave a tribute to her ailing uncle Senator Ted Kennedy. He briefly spoke on change we can all believe in.


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"Get With The Program"

A word of advise to the disenfranchised Hillary Clinton supporters: Move on! Hillary has moved on and so should you. She is not going to be the nominee. Protesting outside the convention in Denver is your right, but it only serves to divide. If you want the Democrats to win and you are a true Democrat you will fall in line and support your Democratic nominee. In this country it is ok to agree to disagree, but in doing so you must realize what your end goal is, which is to pick the person your party has decided to put out front_ Barack Obama.
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"Steps Closer To Reality For The Democrats"


Chances are this could be a reality. From left to right: Barack and Michelle Obama, Jill and Joe Biden
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"Hillary Looking to Let Them Go"
As this blog predicted earlier on, Senator Hillary Clinton will likely release her delegates (almost half of what Barack Obama got during the primaries) to support Obama. And the media said it wouldn't happen. Can the media be trusted? They were wrong about Hillary enthusiastically supporting Obama. The were wrong about her conceding to Obama before the convention. They were wrong about the Republicans using her words during the primary to attack Obama. So far the media has been batting 0 and 0. Can they be trusted to get anything right?
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Saturday, August 23, 2008

"Biden On Barack"

And the media was afraid of John McCain using Hillary Clinton's remarks about Barack Obama against Obama. Guess they never thought about the words of other candidates _ mainly his VP pick Joe Biden. What were they thinking or not thinking?

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"In Remembrance"



First black woman to represent Ohio in Congress
US Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio)
1949-2008
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"Mr Gaffe Will Be The VP"


The Distinquished Senator from Delaware, Joseph Biden, will be the VP choice for Barack Obama. Biden is a long-time member of the U.S. Senate. He chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee from from 1987 until 1995 and served as ranking minority member from 1981 until 1987 and again from 1995 until 1997. Biden was a candidate in this year's presidential race but dropped out after a poor showing in the Iowa Caucuses.

Who is Joe Biden?

Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., is the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in the 110th Congress. He is currently serving his a six term as a senator. He is a Catholic born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. His first wife and a child were killed in a car accident in 1972. He has two sons from that marriage who both have law degrees. He has one child from his second marriage.

Twenty years ago (1987), Biden had run for the president of the United States, but his campaign hit many missteps forcing him to drop out of the race. First Biden was accused of plagiarizing a speech by then-leader of the British Labour Party, Neil Kinnock. While a student at Syracuse Law School, Biden had plagiarized a law review article in a class paper he wrote. Biden claimed the act was due to his lack of citation knowledge. At the same time, while being vetted, Biden released records of his grades as an undergraduate which were C's and D's with the exception of two A's in physical education, one B in a course on English writers and an F in ROTC during his first three semesters. Biden had said he had all good marks. His grades did, however, improve later in school. The plot thickened when Biden said that he graduated at the top of his law class, when he actually graduated 76th in a class of 85.

Other Biden Gaffes:

On Barack Obama:

"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy, I mean, that's a storybook, man." (2008)

"He's not ready to lead this country." (2008)


On Indians:

"In Delaware, the largest growth of population is Indian-Americans, moving from India. You cannot go to a 7/11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking." (2006)

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Friday, August 22, 2008

"Why Not Hillary Clinton?"

And the Vice President is Hillary Rodham Clinton Vice President of the United States and running mate for Barack Obama. She won the popular vote, and won a majority, if not all, of the blue collar vote in the big states. While the media had reported that Obama could win the presidency without the blue collar vote, now a different story is being reported. She will also help him win the women and middle age voters.

Why not Hillary? She was a formidible candidate, but many in the media did not want it. Of course the voters decide, but the media manipulated her image every chance they had, not that Hill and Bill didn't add some fuel to the fire.

Now allow yourself to think outside the box and away from what the media is reporting and what they want. To be frank if Hillary was chosen and the media played fair she would bring so much to the ticket. Let's face it, it is the power of the pen which makes and breaks candidates. Had she not fallen out of the media's good graces, had she been any other person other than Hillary Clinton...

Imagine if you will a Hillary VP.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

"Should She Be Censored?"

Shame, shame, shame on you Andrea Mitchell for turning a perfectly good discussion/debate of the two presidential candidates into something low and questionable. Why would you even suggest that John McCain was able to hear Barack Obama's dicussion with Pastor Rick Warren during Saturday evening's one on one? What were you thinking? What did you hope to accomplish by injecting such negative venom? You are suppose to be a journalist, not a parrot for a political party. If you have a favorite in the race, it is your journalism duty to keep it to yourself. So again, the question is asked what were you thinking? Or were you thinking??? Making such a suggestion without any proof not only challenges the integrity of the two candidates, but also that of the pastor of Saddleback church, Pastor Warren. Do you not see how unfounded comments serve to cause harm and friction? Furthermore, if there was a problem why not let the two parties resolve? This election year is already turning out to be one of the most heated and difficult to cover. You adding more fuel to the fire isn't needed. Your actions are akin to yellow journalism. If your alleged accusations are proven unfounded, you should be censored!!!!!!!!!!!
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Monday, August 18, 2008

"BFs: Best Friends"

Contrary to what the media had initially said of Hillary Clinton and camp destroying the Democratic Party when she wouldn't get out of the race as they wanted her too, this blog has been a firm believer, and even wrote that the Democratic Party would be united before the convention. Now, days from the official start of the Democratic Convention in Colorado Hillary has shown nothing but support for Obama and has even hit the campaign trail on his behalf. Though her name will be put in for nomination by her supporters at the convention, and rightfully so in accordance to the democratic process, she and her legion of supporters will rally behind Barack Obama to help him get to the White House. If he falls short of this goal, it will not be because Hillary didn't help him, for like a true Democrat she is being true to the party.

Now it is full speed ahead to the convention in Colorado with Hill and Bill given prime-time spots to speak and support the democratic process and the person they hope to win. This is democracy. If there is any friction, discord or disbelief it is with the media and not the Clintons.
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Sunday, August 17, 2008

"Meeting In Saddleback with Evangelicals"

And so it was, John McCain, The Rev. Rick Warren and Barack Obama. One of these men standing on either side of Warren will be our next Commander-In-Chief. Whether we like them or hate them, one will step forward and lead. Based on what we have heard so far can a reasonable conclusion be made as to who shall lead us?

By all accounts this was a safe and clear debate. McCain and Obama were given the same questions and each had different responses. The moderator, Warren, was not partial to either man. He asked the questions and they responded. This will probably be as close as we will get to really knowing who these men really are. Their next meeting will be with fanfare and the media taking sides as to who won and out performed the other.
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Friday, August 8, 2008

"Thou Shalt Not Question Barack Obama"

Part I of a series of commentary by:
By Guest Blogger:
Douglas Bullock
Atlanta, Ga.

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Lurking deep, somewhere miles beneath the rough waters of the McCain vs. Obama campaign war, is the start of a battle in the African American community. On the one side, the majority and current favorite, defends and supports Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee, without question or critique. Their champions are the likely suspects: Michael Eric Dyson, AL Sharpton, Warren Ballentine, Russell Simmons, Sean Combs, etc.. On the other side is a smaller and lesser known group, who wish to raise questions to the Hawaiian born and bred politician concerning the many issues and problems facing the black community. At present, the odds do not look good for this group in raising this offense.
Not too long ago, radio and TV personality, Tavis Smiley, a member of this group (whether he knows it or not) was crushed into submission by waves and waves of hate mate he received over several months from the majority – in this case, the listeners of the Tom Joyner Morning Show, which is the nation’s # 1 syndicated urban morning show, which airs in over 115 markets reaching nearly 8 million people, and where Smiley was a commentator and fixture for 12 years. What was Smiley’s crime? Why the assault of angry and hateful verbal and written words from the millions of listeners? In short, Smiley expressed “disappointment” over Barack’s refusal to attend the popular annual State of the Black Union forum in early spring. The event was broadcast nationally on different news networks. So if Tavis – a pillar in the black community - cannot express disappointment or ask the presumptive nominee critical questions, who can?
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"A Few Good Men"


And now we know. But what is it exactly we know about John Edwards and this illicit affair? The saga continues…

Attention men (and women)everywhere heed these words, if you are going to cheat, have an affair, mess around _ not that you should, but it you do please, please do us all a favor and make certain that the other person is worth our attention. In other words, if you cheat, cheat big!

There should be an understood rule that individuals who cheat must cheat with someone who is rated a 10+ on a scale of 1 to 10. The person must be so unbelievably attractive that in the corners of our minds we secretly covet you and the illicit act. While there is sympathy and compassion for the cheated on spouse, we want to be able to live vicariously through your act of indiscretion exposed now to all.

While these words of advice might seem strange, but when you think about it, why go down for something and loose it all when you can just as well go down big for something big. After all the punishment will be the same_ great embarrassment of being exposed as a cheat.

So to all of you out there who are either cheating, contemplating cheating or getting ready to cheat, unless you are going to cheat big do us all a favor, including yourself, and don’t cheat at all, unless you are damn certain the person you are cheating with is worth you loosing it all.

By the time the media unravels through Edwards’ affair he will have either lost it all or on the verge of loosing it all.

“Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive!” Sir Walter Scott.
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Where are the last great men of this world? Surrender unto me an upright man who is beyond reproach _ a man of substance, dignity and pride. Show me a wise man with good judgment and impeccable reasoning. Give unto the world a man of moral value a man of hope and integrity. Where are the last of the Great Men?
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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

"John McCain's Problem"


John McCain’s campaign problem isn’t the media, though they are part of it; it isn’t Barack Obama, though he is a formidable opponent; it isn’t the Republican Party, for they are slowly coming around; and it isn’t even his age, for their have been older candidates. John McCain’s problem this election year is John McCain.

After becoming the presumptive Republican nominee in early March, he should have hit the ground running, as Democrats decided on their nominee. He did start running; trouble is no one is sure where he ran and if he’s come back. Sure John McCain has name recognition and is a distinguished senator, but who knows this outside of McCain’s camp. In fact, one could say, he is suffering, to a degree, by the same problem of Obama; no one knows who he is.

McCain has an illustrious career as the Senator from Arizona. He has been very outspoken and often a critic of this administration. He even ran for the president against Bush in 2000. McCain is a war hero, in 1967 while on a bombing mission over North Vietnam, the plan he was in was shot down. McCain was badly injured and held as a prisoner of war by the Vietnamese from 1967 to 1973. During that time he endured torture and refused an early release without the release of his fellow crewmen. His war wounds left him with lifelong physical limitations. Some would make light of his time served in Vietnam, but it is probably from this experience that he supported the troop surge which is working in Iraq. A man of conviction who undoubtedly knows what our soldiers are going through in Iraq and Afghanistan. His unwavering belief to never surrender, but continue the path until the mission is complete.

Speaking of his career in Congress he began his career in the Senate in 1987. During that time he authored the 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, which codified rules regarding Native American gambling enterprises and established a tribal sovereignty and state regulatory oversight; he was a supporter of the Gramm-Rudman legislation which enforced automatic spending cuts in the case of budget deficits and was one of the authors of the McCain Feingold Act (a bill created to put a limit on soft money during election campaigns). In 1993 and 1994, McCain voted to confirm President Bill Clinton's nominees for the US Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Now McCain isn’t without is faults. Early this year he admitted to opposing the holiday to honor Martin Luther King in Arizona. However, in 1990 he gave full support for the holiday.

These are just a few of the things McCain should be highlighting and letting the American people know about him. Instead, McCain seems to be a “sleeping bee” and allowing his opponent and media define him as an old man who is out of touch. Old he may be, but with age comes experience, and experience you have. So far the only images we see of McCain is of a lifeless man with and a stone face. Individuals close to him say he use to be a ball of energy. What happened? This McCain is stiff and has no emotions. John don’t be afraid to laugh or get mad. Americans want a president with emotions. Share your emotions with the voters. Let them know who you are. The campaign you are running now is a campaign of yesteryear. It is time to wake up and run a more progressive campaign even if it means touting your own horn and letting the public inside your life.

John McCain’s problem: he is in a race and he doesn’t seem to know it.
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