April 03, 2009

NOTHING FOR THE QUEEN...

BUT BOWS TO THE SAUDI KING...

I have no words for now.


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March 26, 2009

A Civilian National Army?


The first time I heard Obama say we need a "Civilian National Securities Force, " in a speech in Colorado Springs, June 2008, I got an uncomfortable feeling in the pit of my stomach...

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THOSE WHO DO NOT REMEMBER HISTORY ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT IT.

Say what??
We have regional police departments, sheriffs, state police, FBI, CIA and National Guard. We have the Army, Navy, Air Force & Marines. What is Obama talking about? Why would a person that has clearly stated he would make significant cuts in our defense budget turn around and say he wants this Civilian Force to be just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded. Why? It can't be for national security, coming from a person with no interest in securing the borders. He gave this speech in June of 2008. I waited, I checked around, I listened to the radio and I never heard anything else about it.

OK.... so on another day, some time in the fall, I was reading Newsweek online and I came across an article called, "Year-end Whoppers." The story is located at http://www.newsweek.com/id/176836, although it would not allow me to link to it without becoming a subscriber.


When I began reading the article, I was shocked to find that Newsweek claimed:


"It is also not true that Obama said he'd seek to create a Gestapo-like "civilian national security force," as claimed by Republican Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia shortly after the election. Broun said that's "exactly what Hitler did in Nazi Germany and it's exactly what the Soviet Union did." But it turns out, he was echoing misinformation that had been circulating for months on the Internet and through anonymous chain e-mails. It was a badly distorted version of Obama's call for doubling the Peace Corps, creating volunteer networks and increasing the size of the Foreign Service."
It is perfectly clear that he obviously did not say he is going to create a "Gestapo-like" civilian national security force, it is also just as clear that he was not talking about "doubling the Peace Corps," when he referred to this civilian army. If I was uncomfortable after the first time I heard him say it, I felt sick after reading Newsweek's bit of misinformation. I kept asking myself if this could really be happening here. I don't know how many people access Newsweek online but it is a pretty popular magazine.
Let me be clear: I do not make it a habit to read Newsweek, I think it is a rag. But at the time that I discovered this article, I had been following a link to an unrelated story. After reading it, I thought of all the people that had attacked me about my questioning of Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign, and realized that this typical, mass approved, media outlet was an excellent example of what created the delusion half the country bought. I don't know which is worse, the fact that Newsweek published something false about Obama, or that mostly no one else in the mainstream media is talking about it at all.

Unfortunately the story gets worse still. I continued to search for more details on Obama's definition of a Civilian National Securities Force. Instead, I found out:
  1. Every major media outlet receives a transcript of Obama's speeches.
  2. The reference to the Civilian National Securities Force was removed from the transcript of the Colorado Speech.

The stunning comments from Democrat Sen. Barack Obama that the United States needs a “civilian national security force” that would be as powerful, strong and well-funded as the half-trillion dollar United States Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force have mysteriously disappeared from published transcripts of the speech.
In the comments, Obama confirmed the U.S. “cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set.”
Campaign officials have declined to return any of a series of WND telephone calls over several days requesting a comment on the situation. Nor have they posted a transcript of the speech on their website.


A copy of the transcript of Obama's "Call to Service" speech that was given to the media maybe obtained here on the Wall Street Journal website.

hotair.com had this to say:
Obama needs to clarify what he means by “civilian national security force”, and how it would be funded. After all, we have a panoply of federal security agencies already: FBI, BATF, DEA, and more, plus the National Guard on the state level. Where would Obama get the money to fund it at the same level as the Pentagon? What would its mission be, and where would it get its authority? What would be the lines of jurisdiction?
I really hope that people will start to realize how little they can depend on "flipping on the TV to get the news" if they actually want to know the truth of what's going on. I no longer rely solely on the mainstream media, where so-called "journalists" are clearly partisan and make no attempts to disguise their preferences, such as MSNBC's Chris Matthews:
"On November 6, 2008, after the election, he (Chris Matthews) stated on the MSNBC television program "Morning Joe," that "I want to do everything I can to make this thing work...this new Presidency work." When asked whether that was his job as a journalist, he stated "Yeah, that's my job."
I'm not saying that everyone needs to do all that I do when attempting to get the real story, but try to be a more active participant, as opposed to passively sitting in front of the TV and absorbing everything as the gospel, just because someone on TV said it.

As it stands now, the voting majority of this country is being played, because they elevated race and political correctness, above all common sense, morality and practical judgement, and the rest of us are being dragged right along with them under the leadership of the man they call "Mr. President." I previously have not commented on Barack Obama for reasons I'll get into later. But the time has come where I feel obligated to speak on certain parts of the vast amount of information I have gathered during my intensive study of Barack Obama this past 14 months.

January 14, 2009

A Country is as Great as it's Inividual Citizens


More evidence of why this country is so great...

November 08, 2008

A "BLACK" AMERICAN


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Smokey Robinson breaks it down.

November 04, 2008

The Ant Story

(MODERN VERSION)

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.


The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.


Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving.
CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.


America is stunned by the sharp contrast.


How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is
allowed to suffer so?


Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper, and Everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green.'


Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news
stations film the group singing, 'We shall overcome. Jesse then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake.


Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, John Kerry & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.


Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity and Anti-Grasshopper Act
retroactive to the beginning of the summer! The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government.


Hillary Clinton gets her old law firm to represent the grasshopper in a
defamation suit against the ant, and the case is tried before a panel of federal judges that Bill Clinton appointed from a list of single-parent welfare recipients.


The ant loses the case.


The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him because he doesn't maintain it.


The ant has disappeared in the snow.


The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the once
peaceful neighborhood.


MORAL OF THE STORY: What you get is always what you've bought and paid for.

October 24, 2008

Am I Free?

If I am truly free...

Please let me be me

is this what true victr'y be

is this what they died to see??



Unleash these chains off of me

our ancestors died to free!

Still you say I can't be

All that I want to be?

If I am truly free...


Please?

October 23, 2008

To Whom it May Interest







I have often felt alone in my struggle to talk to my people about things that truly matter - things I feel would truly strengthen us as a race. People don't have much tolerance for those with a different mindset.

I am a 41 year old, black female graduate of the University of Southern California, with a degree in Social Science, Psychology and Communication.



I was an abused baby, discovered alone in a smoldering house in Compton, California. When a group of nearby children heard me crying, they contacted authorities. For approximately one month, I was placed in the care of the County of Los Angeles as a, “Jane Doe,” until my mother’s identity could be determined.

From what I have been told, (in CA babies adopted prior to 1970 have no access to their own personal information) I was the result of my 17-year-old mother’s rape, which devastated her and eventually led to her drug addiction, prostitution and death at 21 by suicide. I was born one year before abortion became legal in California.

Four years later, after being a ward of the county and living in a foster home, I was adopted by a married, black couple, living in South Central Los Angeles. I had a brand new mother, a brand new father, and a brand new birth certificate. But I was the same terrified and confused little kid. When I was 4 and a half, my father left us, canceling our credit cards and taking our only car in his departure. My mother was unemployed.

My father had been of the popular adage back then; “No woman of mine is going to work!” So my mother had quit her job upon marriage. To say things were rough would be an understatement. But my mother sewed my clothes on a sewing machine and shopped at 2nd hand stores. She cut coupons and pinched pennies. We had a lot of TV dinners, a lot of beans and collard greens, but we celebrated life with a steak dinner once a month. Throughout everything, my mother consistently emphasized continual faith in God, education, motivation, self-respect, and “pulling one’s self up by one’s bootstraps.” Those were the gifts my mom gave me. Thank God.

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I fit all the stereotypical and so-called justifiable reasons to be a “victim” of society; black, conceived in violence by a teenage unwed, unfit mother, raised in the ghetto, single parent family, severe poverty. Despite the fact that I fit the victim mold, eligible for a “free pass,” I chose not to be. To this day, I sincerely believe it IS a choice.

I often find myself in arguments with those of my race that continually look for a scapegoat to pin their problems on. I really don't like to argue, but sometimes my mouth opens before I can stop myself. I know the truth of my reality. I know where I started and how far I've come. I believe that a person who chooses to blame others for their lot in life, also forfeit their power to change their destiny. I believe when you teach people to be victims from birth you stifle the inborn survival instincts that can motivate a person to strive to excel.

Paradoxically, I was raised to be a steadfast democrat. I can recall walking around USC, proudly wearing my “Dukakis for President” button. Although my mom consistently taught me personal responsibility, she believed that the Democrats represented the poor; otherwise they had no voice. I understand why the majority of blacks are Democrats.

Politically I am a conservative libertarian. My belief in the importance of maintaining personal liberty, coupled with the conservative values that I believe this country was founded on, shape my perception of the world as well as my actions in my personal life.

I teach my “brilliant” 9 year-old daughter that she can be anything she wants to be, if she has faith in God, her abilities, her potential for success in this country where she is just as good as anyone else, and she is willing to work for it. I wish more black parents would teach this to their children from the beginning of their lives. I wish the so-called black leaders would place more emphasis on education in this day and age, than fighting for the same civil rights that we won 50 years ago. Do I teach my daughter that there may be people that don’t like her because of her ethnicity? Absolutely. I also teach her that there may be people that dislike her because she is beautiful and smart and/or a host of other reasons, imagined or not. But I also teach her that just because someone else says something, doesn’t make it true, and she has to use her own ability to wisely choose whether or not she accepts what someone else says as the truth. I teach her to be wary of people that are constantly espousing negativity. Often they are trying to belittle others because they are insecure about their own lack of skills or inability to achieve. I teach her to have respect for education and to take it seriuosly because it is our way of changing our circumstances. It is what gives us freedom to achieve our dreams. It is the way Mommy went from being “Jane Doe” to being, “SOMEBODY.”

Is there racism? I believe beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is and always will be to a certain extent. More importantly, does that hold us back anymore? Not one bit if we don’t allow it. For me, racism has been equivalent to an annoying fly that flies into your house occasionally. The situation is quickly handled with Raid or a fly swatter. Do I lose a nights sleep or a days work over it? Never. That would be giving away my power to change my circumstances. Equally, not making my own efforts to have the best life with the opportunities currently available and obtainable, would be giving power to the minority of those that would still attempt to hold me back. They mean nothing to me. Too many people have suffered and died for me to be able to have the freedom to go out and carve a good life for my daughter and I. We as a people are no longer slaves, we are not under Jim Crow, we are not carrying picket signs, begging to be recognized as human beings. We count. We done overcame! Now it is up to us as individuals. People confuse having rights with having a perfect life or having everything handed to you, which has never been guaranteed to ANYONE.  I know life is not perfect for all of us.

Have faith in God, have faith in the power of your own abilities, and choose not to listen to all the people who will tell you you can't. Go out, work hard and make your dream a reality.
It's in reach.

"Black Leaders..."

"I was not freed so that I could become enslaved by your arrogance & and your lofty assurance of what my reality should be. You see no irony or hypocrisy in the fact that you want to tell me who my friends should be, the music I should listen to, the movies I should watch, and the people I should believe in. Otherwise... I ain't black enough."

Why are black people the only people in this country that require extra leaders in 2008? Are we that stupid, that needy and that incapable of running our own lives? Asians, for example, don't seem to need them... there are hundreds of them come to this country not even speaking English and in five years or less, are successfully running the businesses where we spend our money the most (read: nail shops, swap meets, liquor stores, etc.,).


As for our most prominent "leaders," all I see are certain folks getting rich off of other people's drama. Jesse and Al fly hither and tither rallying the crowd in various states - a student at school X called another student THE "N' WORD. Lordy, there is going to be a race riot if one of those leaders doesn't get there soon! But if it was really all about civil rights and seeing blacks succeed, maybe someone can explain the meaning of this:


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What happened to Jesse? He's not a hater is he? Was that a momentary lapse into reality, allowing us a behind the scenes look at his real motivation? My mother always says, "What's done in the dark will come to light." Could it be that Jesse is not quite as worried about Civil Rights as first meets the eye? Because after all, if our freedom as a people were at the forefront of the mind of our staunchest freedom fighter, wouldn't he be on ROW 1 SEAT 01, showing undaunted encouragement for the next runner in the infinite race toward "freedom"?


Maybe he's a just a little pouty because he isn't the one bringing hope, change, and the dawn of a new day to the entire free world, etc., etc., etc.



Maybe he is a little worried that after fighting for freedom all these years, if a black man actually becomes president, other blacks might stop buying into this present day mockery of the Civil Rights struggle.



Maybe he is a bit concerned that there is light at the end of the tunnel and we are seeing the beginning of the end of the democratic party's continued propagation of the belief that "the man" is preventing blacks from prospering and there is racism under every rock.


Maybe he worries that being a "civil rights leader" won't be quite as lucrative if blacks start noticing that black people are successfully riding all over buses, trains and planes, using bathrooms, drinking out of the same water fountains, eating at the same restaurants, sending their children to the same schools, and joining the same country clubs as whites.


Maybe black people will notice that we are, scholars, professors, high fashion models touring the world, billionaire talk show hosts, millionaire comedians, athletes, actors, actresses, authors, and musical performers.


With a little time, they might even realize that black people are generals, congressmen, senators, mayors, and governors, in spite of slavery, in spite of any and every injustice, in spite of the fact that many of our young men are in jail, in spite of the fact that a lot of our teens are pregnant or unwed mothers.


As early as I can remember, my family, along with scores of other blacks, celebrate "Juneteenth". I grew up hearing stories told that although slavery ended on January 1, 1863, certain black slaves had no idea they were free until June 19, 1865, so they stayed right where they were, on Mr. Man's plantation. I have also read about about Africans who sold other Africans into slavery. I know to some it may be a bit of a leap, but these two facts remind me of a few quotations I have heard all my life:

1. What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun.
Eccl. 1:9 RSV

2. Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
George Santayana (1863-1952)

Here's one I find to be true also:

3. Anyone can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way - that is not within everyone's power and that is not easy.

In different ways, each of these 3 quotes remind me of what is going on in the black community today. It is though some blacks do not realize that the Civil Rights movement has already occurred. They are still fighting for their rights, while other blacks are going out and acting on what has already been achieved by people who have been called names, spit on, punched, beaten, whipped and tortured to death fighting for the rights our children barely comprehend today.

For most, “nigga” is a term of endearment… unless of course, a nonblack says it. But that’s a topic for a different blog. Like the blacks that continued working on the plantations after they had already been freed, they fight endlessly for freedom and their past due 40 acres and a mule.

As for the unknowing slaves, unfortunately, there was no way massa was going to tell them they were free, since there was no way the massa was going to voluntarily let his bread and butter walk away. If someone had not happened by and educated them on their situation, one can only guess how long they would have continued believing that they were slaves. How long would they have continued to be bound by their own ignorance. What if they had attacked the messenger who brought the news of their freedom instead of taking a moment to listen? Apparently that moment literally changed their lives.

Please consider for a moment, a disturbing possibility: , What if, the Democratic Party was not necessarily the best thing for Black Americans? Could anyone that even broached the subject to a black person in this day and age, ever be able to complete a thought without being tarred, feathered and possibly beaten like he or she stole something?

(Stay with me for a moment. That uncomfortable feeling that you may be starting to have, is called cognitive dissonance. But don’t worry, it won’t do any permanent damage, It might even give you a little hope &.... real change.)

Secondly, the two-faced, African chiefs of the 18th-19th century, sometimes remind me of at least a few of our current democratic black leaders... keeping blacks all riled up, angry, walking around with the proverbial chip on their shoulders. These leaders continually sell generation after generation of black people into slavery by convincing us that things like welfare, foodstamps, and free medical care are our "right," as minorities, regardless of the fact that those things keep us victimized, powerless and enslaved to the benevolent massa, big government, the one that won't tell you that slavery ended January 1, 1863, the one that doesn't want to lose its bread and butter OR its voter base (it sho' been good ter us...). Meanwhile please notice that these leaders don't seem to be too po', broke and hungry? They aren't sitting at the mailbox on the 1st and 15th looking anxiously for the mailman, hoping that he shows up in time for them to make it to the check cashing place and the swap meet. They make their money, get rich and stay in power year after year, keeping blacks angry and focused on blaming racism for nearly all of their problems. Blacks feel that to have any possible hope to keep the white man from holding them down, they must blindly and monolithically support the democratic party or the evil, wicked, old, white, republicans will have them back in the cotton field, first chance they get. As long as blacks believe this, democrats will continue to have it, "made in the shade" and can keep paying for their mansions, non-energy efficient SUV's, Mercedes, BMWs, etc., and private planes to fly to the latest racism or energy crisis.



It is with growing horror over the years, that I have learned of certain truths about the Democratic Party. I have a real problem with the fact that the Ku Klux Klan originated within that party. I have more of a problem with the fact that many black people are unaware of it since not many people talk about it. If it doesn't matter to people that's fine, but I suspect there might be some that would be a little disturbed. Here are some facts:



 In 1850, Democrats passed the Fugitive Slave Law which was created to punish runaway slaves. If by chance one of the 11% of blacks that were never slaves was inadvertently arrested, this law gave the government the ability to strip the person of their rights to legal representation or a trial by jury.



 In 1854, Democrats passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act. This overturned the Missouri Compromise and allowed for the importation of slaves into the territories. It was the abhorrence of the Kansas-Nebraska Act that led to the Whig party and some members of the Democratic Party that were against slavery, to form the Republican Party.



Abraham Lincoln was the Republican that issued the Emancipation Proclamation, and ultimately freed slaves. In 1865 , Republicans in Congress unanimously voted to free slaves via the ratification of the 13th Amendment, while only 23% of Democrats supported it. The same year, Democrats formed the KKK to intimidate blacks and attempt to regain control politically in the South. Blacks were entirely Republican at this time.



 In 1868, the 14th Amendment was passed, giving blacks full federally guaranteed civil rights. All voting Republicans voted in support of it. All voting Democrats, voted against it.



 In 1870, the 15th Amendment was passed, federally guaranteeing blacks the right to vote. This was necessary because Southern states detested the idea and continued to deny blacks this right.



 In 1892 Democrats took control of Congress and attempted to undo as many of the hard won Civil Rights accomplishments as possible. In addition to blocking the passing of all Civil Rights laws until 1957. They also enacted poll taxes; Jim Crow laws and repealed all Republican enacted Civil Rights legislation.



One more thing…

It was the despised President Richard Millhouse Nixon that passed the first federal affirmative action laws.