Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Possibilities Of History

“It’s too painful to talk about. Let it alone,” is what they always said when asked about it. “Ain’t no good gon’ come from talking about it. Move on”. All too familiar words I often heard from my elders when I asked them about their lives growing up in the South.

I wanted to know what it was like for them during that time. Sure I had read stories about other people’s lives, but I wanted to know first hand how my people were affected and felt. For me it would have been more than a glimpse of the segregated South but a feel for it. Unfortunately, what I was asking for was more than what they wanted to give or remember.

The memories were too painful to remember. To speak of such memories did more than bring up the past. It actually placed them back in time where a way of life was a haunting reality. So they did what helped them live. They did what they thought best for them. They chose to forget it all and at the same time taking with them history my history. A history, that was brutal and inhumane, but I needed to hear it told so that I could appreciate where it was I came from, where I am now and where I am going.

Neither black nor white likes discussing it, but it is a part of our society’s fabric which has been interwoven in our daily lives. Some say it is a stain. I say it is merely a piece of a complete which binds us all together making history.
On January 20th, 2009, the memories that had seemed so hard to remember or talk about were talked about and remembered. This time the pain which always seemed to come with the memories was replaced with pride and hope of possibilities that had always existed but now fully realized.

Now we have the swearing in of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama _ a man who is a product of a union which a few centuries ago and perhaps a year ago was looked down upon. But now at this present moment represents all us as humans are and can be. Possibilities.

This was a day many US citizens stood shoulder to shoulder and remembered the thirteen original colonies that started it all. On this day, many reflected on the lives and deaths of so many brave men and who women who fought tyranny and marched against injustice to make this history possible.

Now my history, while not complete, will journey on with endless Possibilities. As for my elders, they can now live out the remainder of their lives knowing that history in their lifetime ends with a possibility they never thought would be possible.

Possibilities.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The New President


President Barack Hussein Obama, II the 44th President of the United States Of America
Sworn into office Jan. 20, 2009

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The Old and the New:
President Barack Obama, former First Lady Laura Bush, former President George W. Bush and First Lady Michelle Obama

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The New First Family


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Class at the Neighborhood Ball: Inauguration


















Good Bye and Good Luck!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

"Shake Your Thang!"

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Question: What will President George W. Bush be remembered for?
Answer: His guy next door appeal.

No matter how you despise him, hate him; think he’s an idiot, struggles with the English language you have to give it to him for being an all around natural.
Can any one remember a United States President who would strike a pose or shake his fanny like M.C. Bush. The guy had a likeability about him that was uncanny. How else could he have won two terms as President?
Ok. So you say he stole the first election in 2000, but how is it he was able to come back for a second term in 2004? Don’t even bring up the whole Iraqi War fiasco. Those of you who were against the war in 2001 were against it in 2004. Why did you put him back into office? We could have ended his term, but somehow we gave him another chance.

If he could seek a third term, I wonder if he would get elected? Sure some of you are quick to say no way in hell, but the same was said in 2004 and he waltzed back in to office.

What will ole’ George “Dubya” be remembered for? He will be remembered as the man who shook his tush on the cat walk every chance he got.

And because we know he probably won't get many speaking engagements, perhaps he should be a contestant on "Dancing With The Stars".

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"and we are not saved..."

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

"YOU ARE WRONG"

Why are the UN and world leaders finding it difficult to condemn Hamas' actions?

Had Israel launched the first rocket in to Palestine every person in the world would be wagging their finger in Israel's face. Hasn't Israel the right to protect its people? Hamas isn't even a nation but a group. The Palestinians should rise up and kick these jerks out of their country!

Why also are other Muslims and Arabs quiet as mice? You want the world to believe you are different? Then by golly speak out against these barbaric actions of a group of people you wouldn't even trust at your own dinner table.
It is the mixed message of condemning Israel for defending herself and going soft on Hamas which keeps this thing going. The UN and the rest of the world should stand up and loudly say to Hamas:

“YOU ARE WRONG!"
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"and we are not saved..."

Sunday, January 4, 2009

"A Good Pol Is Hard To Find"

What is it with politicians and wrong doings? Is it so hard to keep clean when in politics?

Now we learn that Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico has withdrew his name as possible Secretary of Commerce in President-elect Barack Obama’s administration. Why? Apparently he is under investigation by a grand jury into how some of his political donors won a lucrative state contract.

For his sake I hope he is proven innocent. This is a man who ran for the Presidency on the Democratic ticket in 2008. His name was even thrown out as a possible Vice President. He is a popular Hispanic governor in New Mexico. What gives?

Naturally, when you are high profile everything you do will be scrutinized. Why not just avoid the sure appearance of wrong doings by keeping everything you do out in the open?

Time will tell if this goes away and Richardson keeps his good name. Time will also tell if Gov. Rod Blogojevich is found innocent or guilty of trying to sale a Senate seat in Illinois.
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"and we are not saved..."