Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Velma Hunt: Exhausted Defender...beyond hot dogs and beans...

This clip from a town hall meeting with President Barack Obama says it all.


Outtakes from Velma Hunt an exhausted defender of the President and his administration.

“I’m one of your middle class Americans. And quite frankly, I’m exhausted. Exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for”
“My husband and I have joked for years that we thought we were well beyond the hot dogs and beans era of our lives, but, quite frankly, it’s starting to knock on our door and ring true that that might be where we’re headed again, and, quite frankly, Mr. President, I need you to answer this honestly. Is this my new reality?”

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Answer Would Have Been A Gentle No

Interesting piece of news came out over the weekend involving the proposed cultural center to be built near Ground Zero. I am not at all surprised it was buried inside the papers or wasn't talked about on cable news stations. Any how, according to an article published by the Associated Press, had Feisal (Abdul) Rauf consulted with the Islamic Leadership Council of Metropolitan New York on erecting the center in lower Manhattan the answer would have been a gentle "No".

This comment comes on the heel of a meeting by US Muslim in New York on Sunday. The quote is attributed to Shaik Ubaid a member of the Islamic Council in New York.

Ubaid says that Raul may have been a regular taking head for the national news media on Muslim world affairs, but among New York imams he was something of an OUTSIDER.

This as you know is contrary to what the mainstream media has been telling us. To them Raul is an expert on all things Muslim and is an excellent commentator. Ubaid continued and said, "He (Feisal) was not involved with the local Muslim community." Which resulted in a failure to round up support for the center before going public with the plans of putting up a center. "Had he consulted us, we probably would have told him, gently, no."

There you have it from a Muslim and not another religion. So all this back and forward that all Muslims were on board or are onboard is another fabrication by a media that refuses to write or speak the truth. As a result the public beats up on each other and themselves simply because they/we have questions and reservations about a center being built at or near ground zero.

To tackle the media's assertion that Rauf is an Excellent communicator???? Interesting. I have always wondered about his communication skills for one would think if his skills were so excellent why did he do such a poor job communicating the cultural center being built at Ground Zero and why is there so much strife? Certainly, had he thought to include the appropriate people none of this acrimony would be going on now. Well not as much.

The mainstream media has in essence hijacked the minds of many and only telling us what they think we should know and think. It is high time the public wake-up and realize the media does not know what is best. We the people know what is best. And should we decided to question the intention of a group which has at times been associate with radicals it's ok. We are not racist, prejudice or denying any one their rights. What we are doing is being cautious and exercising jurisprudence by not walking into anything wearing rose colored glasses.

"and we are not saved..."

Friday, September 17, 2010

Was It Over Before It Started?

And the winner is...Vincent Gray, 67, a Democrat and chairman of the Washington, DC City Council.

Using his adopted slogan "One City. Leadership We Need" successfully defeated one time Mayor Adrian Fenty. Gray who only formally entered the DC Mayor race in March 2010 bested Fenty by a 53 to 46 percent margin.

Those watching DC politics say that Fenty, the youngest person ever to serve as mayor of DC, lost sight of what the voters wanted. It became apparent he would loose the mayoral race as early as June, when his advisers attempted to call falling poll numbers to his attention but he wasn't receptive He made numerous missteps with local appointments and alienated his closest advisors. As a result, at the polls he people gave him his harshest blow _ one of defeat.

Is it possible that the young Gray, who was seen as a star in the Democratic party suffered from what many politicians suffer from believing his own hype? If this is true, President Obama should take heed and wise up or he too will be a one termer.

"and we are not saved..."