Politics


Hey all,

I know you have all heard about our President’s latest accomplishment:

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Today he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize which according to the Norwegian Nobel Committee is given “to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”

He joins the only two other African-American men to recieve this award – Ralph J. Bunche in 1950, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1964. Not shabby company, and a truly Noble accomplishment!

Fraternity between nations – abolition or reduction of standing armies – holding and promotion of peace congresses, let’s pray that Nobel’s little gold coin encourages our President’s resolve to live out the principles this honor stands for.

May God bless you Mr. President.

See ya

Hey all,

Through eight years of policy that has left this country devastated and divided, I can’t recall ANYONE talking about Killing George W. Bush. Today we have a (so-called) Pastor calling for the death of our president and a recent Facebook poll about whether it should be done or not – here’s a link: The Political Carnival

How sick are we as a country?

Thank God it’s not all of us. I received this beautiful article from a friend, it’s well worth sharing:

Andrew M. Manis: When Are WE Going to Get Over It?

For much of the last forty years, ever since America “fixed” its race problem in the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, we white people have been impatient with African Americans who continued to blame race for their difficulties. Often we have heard whites ask, “When are African Americans finally going to get over it?
Now I want to ask
: “When are we White Americans going to get over our ridiculous obsession with skin color? Recent reports that “Election Spurs Hundreds’ of Race Threats, Crimes” should frighten and infuriate every one of us. Having grown up in “Bombingham,” Alabama in the 1960s, I remember overhearing an avalanche of comments about what many white classmates and their parents wanted to do to John and Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King. Eventually, as you may recall, in all three cases, someone decided to do more than ” talk the talk .”

Since our recent presidential election, to our eternal shame we are once again hearing the same reprehensible talk I remember from my boyhood.
We white people have controlled political life in the disunited colonies and United States for some 400 years on this continent.
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whites have been in power 28 of the last 40 years. Even during the eight Clinton years, conservatives in Congress blocked most of his agenda and pulled him to the right. Yet never in that period did I read any headlines suggesting that anyone was calling for the assassinations of presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, or either of the Bushes. Criticize them, yes. Call for their impeachment, perhaps. But there were no bounties on their heads. And even when someone did try to kill Ronald Reagan, the perpetrator was non-political mental case who wanted merely to impress Jody Foster.

But elect a liberal who happens to be Black and we’re back in the sixties again. At this point in our history, we should be proud that we’ve proven what conservatives are always saying — that in America anything is possible, EVEN electing a black man as president. But instead we now hear that school children from Maine to California are talking about wanting to ” assassinate Obama .”
Fighting the urge to throw up, I can only ask, ” How long ?” How long before we white people realize we can’t make our nation, much less the whole world, look like us? How long until we white people can – once and for all – get over this hell-conceived preoccupation with skin color? How long until we white people get over the demonic conviction that white skin makes us superior? How long before we white people get over our bitter resentments about being demoted to the status of equality with non-whites? How long before we get over our expectations that we should be at the head of the line merely because of our white skin? How long until we white people end our silence and call out our peers when they share the latest racist jokes in the privacy of our white-only conversations?
I believe in free speech, but how long until we white people start making racist loudmouths as socially uncomfortable as we do flag burners? How long until we white people will stop insisting that blacks exercise personal responsibility, build strong families, educate themselves enough to edit the Harvard Law Review, and work hard enough to become President of the United States, only to threaten to assassinate them when they do?   How long before we start “living out the true meaning” of our creeds, both civil and religious, that all men and women are created equal and that ” red and yellow , black and white ” all are precious in God’s sight?
Until this past November 4, I didn’t believe this country would ever elect an African American to the presidency. I still don’t believe I’ll live long enough to see us white people get over our racism problem. But here’s my three point plan :
First
, everyday that Barack Obama lives in the White House that Black Slaves Built, I’m going to pray that God (and the Secret Service ) will protect him and his family from us white people.

Second , I’m going to report to the FBI any white person I overhear saying, in seriousness or in jest, anything of a threatening nature about President Obama.
Third
, I’m going to pray to live long enough to see America surprise the world once again, when white people can ” in spirit and in truth ” sing of our damnable color prejudice,
We HAVE overcome .”

It (now) takes a Village to protect our President !!!

(Andrew M. Manis is associate professor of history at Macon State College in Georgia and wrote this for an editorial in the Macon Telegraph.)

See ya

(Thanks Annie)

My brothers and sisters:

President Barack H. Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama!

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What a blessing to live to see the day….

Hey all,

Hard times have come to the “Big 3”, I remember when having a job at one of the auto plants was THE thing….

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Got to be tough when your Corporation is seeking a Bridge.

Funny how life goes, these captains of industry are probably going to have to wait for a Black man to get into the White House before they can receive their welfare….

See ya.

4:30 am, Wednesday November 5th 2008:

The Gotham Times reports – “Senator Barack Obama met with supporters and friends early this morning and conceded the election to Senator John McCain….”

4:30 pm, Wednesday November 5th 2008:

The Gotham Times reports – “Stocks tumbled today nearly 1000 points as results of the election sunk in…..”

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9:15 am, Wednesday January 21st 2009:

The Gotham Times reports – “Wall Street looks for a lift today following yesterday’s inauguration of President John McCain. Stocks have plunged since McCain won the Presidency in November 2008, but analyst are optimistic that stocks will stabilize under the new administration….”

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4:30 pm, Wednesday January 21st 2009:

The Gotham Times reports – “Contrary to analyst predictions stocks continued their plunge today and dipped below the 4000 mark threatening to shake the world economic order….”

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9:37 am, Thursday January 22nd 2009:

The Gotham Times reports – “President John McCain who flew to Wall Street this morning and rang the opening bell, vowed to suspend his presidency, and his bodily functions (including breathing) until this crises is ended. Stocks soared during the first seven minutes of trading…..”

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4:30 pm, Thursday January 22nd 2009:

The Gotham Times reports – “Govenor Sarah Palin was sworn in this morning at 9:38 am….”

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continued from the Gotham Times – “Stocks plunged today setting a new record and for the first time in history were measured not against the NASDAQ but the Richter scale (normally used to measure earthquakes)….

Hey all,

Well the Vice Presidential debate was last night, and I’m glad there will only be ONE.

Gov. Palin survived, and Senator Biden handled himself well.

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There were a lot of things that were said by Gov. Palin that I disagreed with (and her winks got annoying). But there was one exchange that gave me insight into the danger of this candidate.

She was asked about the office of Vice President being part of the Executive Branch of government or the Legislative Branch. Now, that may not sound like a big deal – except that Vice President Dick Cheney is involved in a law suit to prevent him from withholding or destroying records from his time in office (you can read about that HERE.) his Chief of Staff claims that the Vice President “belongs to neither the executive nor legislative branch of government, but rather is attached by the Constitution to Congress.”

So, if Vice President Cheney can successfully argue his way out of the Executive Branch of government, he can do what ever he likes with his papers….

Gov. Palin walked into the midst of this daunting question like a deer caught in the headlights.

Here is a transcript from that portion of last night’s debate:

Gwen Ifill: “Governor, you mentioned a moment ago the constitution might give the vice president more power than it has in the past. Do you believe as Vice President Cheney does, that the Executive Branch does not hold complete sway over the office of the vice presidency, that it it is also a member of the Legislative Branch?”

Gov. Palin: “Well, our founding fathers were very wise there in allowing through the Constitution much flexibility there in the office of the vice president. And we will do what is best for the American people in tapping into that position and ushering in an agenda that is supportive and cooperative with the president’s agenda in that position. Yeah, so I do agree with him that we have a lot of flexibility in there, and we’ll do what we have to do to administer very appropriately the plans that are needed for this nation. And it is my executive experience that is partly to be attributed to my pick as V.P. with McCain, not only as a governor, but earlier on as a mayor, as an oil and gas regulator, as a business owner. It is those years of experience on an executive level that will be put to good use in the White House also.”

Now of course she missed the true point of the question and went into some lame reasoning about why she would be a good executive, but it’s just that kind of issue – that she’s clueless about – that could someday wind us up in some serious trouble.

The McCain camp has a saying about Barack Obama but it really applies to Gov. Palin:

NOT READY TO LEAD!

See ya

Well, what can I say? It’s all too much, you got to try and find some humor in this thing somewhere – so – try singing this to the tune of “The Beverly Hillbillies”

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Come and listen to a story about a man named ‘John’

a poor city man living under a bond.

Then one day ore’ to Windsor he styles….

and out from the bench comes a bubblin’ Giles….

Ron that is, 36th Court, trial Judge.

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Well the first thing you know ole ‘John’s a prisoner here

Kinfolks said “Glad the Primary’s gon’ and cleared!”

Wayne county jail is the place he ought to be,

so they loaded up the van and tonight he’s gonna sleep

In jail that is, cement bench, steel bars.

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Well now it’s time to say good-bye to ‘John’ (and all his kin)

but we would like to thank you folks for kindly droppin in.

You’re all invited back next week to this locality

to watch the trial of ‘John Sixpack’ and Christine Beatty.

Ghetto that is.  Set a spell.  Take your shoes off.  Ya’ll come back now ya’ hear?

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