Posts Tagged ‘2012 election’

Even though that the United States is days removed from the Election, I like many others are pleased that President Barack Obama is STILL the President of the United States. I am also pleased that most of us who gave him the 332 votes over Mitt Romney’s 206 votes can simply give him additional working time to hear his ideas and input to get this country, the United States of America, moving forward. Just as a reminder, it was “Minority Rules” that jolted the First African-American President to repeat as the number 1 guy in the country.

But sadly……. Not every one is happy. I’m not just talking about the Republicans, who once again that their ideas of gathering followers to overtake the White House, did not work! Period. This also includes Mitch McConnell’s comment of denying Mr. Obama a second term. Well Mr. McConnell, you were wrong! The folks, like myself and others have spoken with our ballots on Election Day, and the Obama Crew is still in charge. He like others in Congress better compromise to make fair equal deals to think about those who really need those jobs, those Meds, housing, and many others that most Americans are having a hard time with currently.

Now to the average citizens who like Social Media so much and like to paint this “hate” on the President, you all better pay attention. And I must say that your tweets, your Facebook pages/pics/comments, your Instagram pics, your Google Plus stuff, your MySpace, TweetDeck, Youtube,  or any other “anti-Obama” thing in terms of going after him for hateful reasons on social media, and even the blogs I should point out, is going to catch up with with you. I don’t care if you made a joke about it. Like that punk 18 year old of a rich guy just said. The Secret Service IS NOT playing around in terms of things like this. If they see it, they will get YOU. They are dead serious when it comes to protect the President. On any given day.  You guys don’t speak for me as a citizen of the nation. But you are speaking for those who will have no life, no goals, no education, no reason to hate but to hate!

In plain English: YOU ALL SUCK!

In the words of some intentional folks: Pathetic Americans.

I’m sure that your Mommies and Daddies are so proud of you. And if you’re younger, or in college, are you still that “good student” that your teachers claimed to be? Or that great employee that your employers look to? After what you put on the social media stuff, your chances of getting into college or the military may NOT be very promising. Or better yet, how about that good paying job to get after graduation? Uh-Huh, I have to go there. This is not a game. You want to go to jail? You want to go to Federal Prison, or be held in contempt in all? FINE. Be my guest! Don’t say I did not warn you.

When George W. Bush was running the country, I never made any “go after him on hurtful things” because of the fact not only he was the President, but this guy as controversial as he was, he had a family. The same with Bill Clinton. And I have to watch my words even closely with the current President. Now getting back, so you guys are assuming that we African-Americans should be just in the back and guys like you are supposed to be ALWAYS up front just guarding the gate. Well let me tell you. Yes, we guarded the gate but we took the gate back to move forward. We BUILT the gate also. You say you want your country back. Well back from whom? I want America to move forward with better chances of me looking for a job as well as an investment. I hear all this talk about Obama supporters supposed to have this “free phone” and a Chevy Volt. For me, I have a prepaid cell phone from AT&T, and drive a Pontiac Grand Prix. And they were bought and paid for! What’s your reaction to that? Oh, nothing. And plus, I work and volunteer. Plus I am an African American single male that  is NOT ashamed of giving back. I was brought up on that!

And here’s a surprise, I volunteered with the Obama Re-Election Campaign in terms of giving back. Again NOT ASHAMED!

I’ll bet you’re the same folks who like to hide behind the keyboards, with the porn sites tuned up, Facebooking/Video Game playing all day not having a job, having this thing of being hardcore. I’ve seen ECW Wrestlers hardcore! I’ve seen MMA fighters, Mike Tyson, and even the late great Reggie White being HARDCORE! You the Haters of the 44th President are just that. Haters.

Having Anger Towards Everyone Reaching Success.

And I’m assuming that in the next couple of years, there might be talks and say “Oh we were just joking. I was expressing my Freedom Of Speech.” Well let tell you about that Freedom Of Speech thing. Yeah it’s in the American DNA, but having the power to use that Freedom of Speech is a Responsibility. Lots of the idiots who expressed their hate against President Obama online, are hiding behind the Freedom of Speech like pathetic cowards who don’t work, (or partially work) or don’t go to school to be educated,(or in school)  re-educated, or just trying NOT to help (and assist) the community, country and I dare say the globe. EVEN VOTE. It’s Americans like THEM are dragging this country down, and making the world laughing at us. Hell, the world in other countries love Obama more than America. And I’ll bet many are asking why. Don’t forget, America maybe has the moniker of the land of the free, be what you want in all. BUT it still has a race problem. There was survey conducted that 51% of those living here in state side, admit having the haterism against Blacks. Does that tell you anything? Just like the white chick Ann Coulter who thought the country doesn’t have any real racism anymore, or asking where are the racist? Well Ann, have you paid attention to the twitter feeds after Obama won? There are your “racists”. Try that, Jezebel! I should point out that when they type things that are “closely racist”, what kind of  a person does that make them? In the minds of others, a racist, a bigot, or just plain nasty. Thank You! Word of advice: watch your words. And I’ll bet most of them are having the statements of “I have alot of  black friends”. Well if they do, do they say or intimidate them with the rhetoric? Maybe Denise Helms should thought about that instead of Facebooking or Twittering her mess out of her mouth! And she says that she doesn’t hate other races. Excuse me? Does she know what the N word really means? Better get educated chick!

But don’t worry, the U.S. Secret Service is always on the case. And they don’t mess around. Even in cyberspace.

Back to the haters again: I’ll bet you wanted Romney to win to restore that “take back the country” thing. Or in this case to dethrone Obama for the greater good of non-ethnics like you wanted to “keep the white in the white house”. Just a reminder to you uneducated buffoons, that Blacks built the white house. Look it up! Google it. Facebook it. Or matter fact, if you’re smart enough to go online, why don’t you go to your libraries or bookstore and get “The Black History of the White House.”  Yeah, do that! If you’re not scared. Oh, I’ve heard and read this on other platforms that this is just the beginning. Well, that fight started way before Obama got the chair in the White House.

I’ve said it once, and I’ll keep saying it until Obama’s last day as President: If you don’t like Obama, DON’T TALK (comment, Facebook  Tweet, Instagram, flash a racist pic) about him! PLAIN AND SIMPLE! And that goes for any other person of ethnicity or gender that wants to be President!


And by the way: Obama haters, you have been called out to be accountable!

#Obama2012 #Forward2012 #TeamObamaBiden #TeamObama

Source: Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel

The 2012 Election that got us glued to make a choice for America is done. I made a new years resolution since January 1st of this year that Barack Obama will repeat as President of the United States. Well…………who won? Come on. Admit it. Say it. Say it………That’s ok. Most already know.

If any American, or a political guru analyst (ala Nate Silver) was hanging on every single official Electoral College Vote last night, most did predict that Barack Obama had a slim chance of winning the second term. Now for those who me know this: the Electoral College is the poll I follow! All of that preliminary stuff didn’t mean much, but that poll of the Electoral College itself. Now since Obama has repeated as the POTUS, (President of the United States) yes, he has to get gritty for the overtime work. Hey, there is nothing wrong doing extra work on the clock! 4 Years ago this week, I didn’t know what to say. It marked the first time that an African American President ever got the White House. Thought about my late grandparents, great-grandparents and those who were around when I was born are not around now. That victory wasn’t just for me, but it was for them also! Even to those who say “I thought I would never see the day….” But keep in mind, that was 4 years ago. And by the way, this was a first time that “Minority Matters” in terms of Minority, Women and Moderates tilted the jolt for the extra innings.

Now it’s 4 years later, and the repeat has happened. For this, I would expect the Obama Crew to be more upbeat on ideas to strengthen the middle class. And the poor. I would expect the crew to revive more with Healthcare, Jobs, Environmental concerns, equal pay, transportation innovation (no more of that boondoggle crap), FEMA, our troops, all community concerns and ideals.  EVEN with the black community, and the LGBT folks. And us as Citizens need to really pay attention with the noses to the grind stone of what needs to be addressed, alerted, and solved. Especially the voting stuff.

Speaking of the LGBT folks, I have two words: TAMMY BALDWIN! You’re D*mn Right! She beat, BEAT a former Wisconsin Governor, HHS Secretary, Republican Tommy Thompson. This reminds me of the August 14th Election when most folks in Milwaukee didn’t repeat with the same candidates in the black community. With all due respect, Tommy Thompson has experience in Wisconsin Politics. BUT like many others, that at times are not a factor.  The same with Barack Obama vs John McCain from 2008. Lots of folks thought that McCain would have been a better choice on experience. But……it went to Barack Obama as we know. And by the way, Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Wisconsin State Senator Lena Taylor also retained their seats.

So the path is clear.  Yes, I would say to the Romney folks in the words of Roland Martin, “Take your flags off your cars and make room on the couch!”  Per say. For a good reason. Yes, it might be difficult in second terms, but then again there might be positives also.

Just a side note. I know that the Republicans must be eating crow that all of the Voter Suppression  even Donald Trump’s “haterism” must gotten to the core of hate. All that jazz about destroying the legendary Electoral College isn’t going anywhere. Give it up haters!

What else: I believe that the so-called 2016 Obama movie will be a bust in sales. Note to the Republican fans who bought the movie, remember this. When you were defending George W. Bush for his re-election, there was movie that came out called “Fahrenheit 9/11”. The one that Michael Moore made and most of us believed that George W. Bush was hiding hidden truths about the reasons going to war in Iraq. Just a thought: We were mad as hell like you. Similarities. And the comment that Senator Mitch McConnell that the goal was to make Obama a one term President? Well, that went out the window so fast did it? Dude must be feeling salty of what he said. He ought to be. That’s what you get for being cocky. Like it or not! Oh, and those thinking about moving to Canada, or away just because Obama won, I feel sorry for them. Those who say that might end up being back here anyway. When Bush was in office, I didn’t like him, but I stayed in America and criticized the bad things that Bush did. Even going into Iraq, and “declaring” Mission Accomplished. Which it wasn’t.

I said this 4 years ago on the old MyFoxMilwaukee Blogs and I’m saying it here: Don’t like Obama? DON’T TALK ABOUT HIM! Period. He’s still the man.

Biden is still the man at VP.

The FLOTUS is still Michelle Obama.

Dr. Jill is Still Dr. Jill.

Sasha and Malia are still the first daughters.

Marian Robinson, The FLOTUS’ Mother is still the Grandmother in Chief.

And Bo is still the the first dog.

Also for the next four years: Get America working more with the ideals that the still 44th President wants to do.

Remember the ratio: 332 – 206 Enough Said.

Now comes Inauguration Day 2013.

Before I begin the blog, let me send my condolences to the victims and those closely to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Or the #frankenstorm what ever it was called. Now mostly I would start off something positive but in essence I took this route in expressing sympathy.

Now then. It’s November 4th, 2012. Exactly 4 years ago this month, the then Sen. Barack Obama became the newly elected President of the United States. It was history in the making in which in my opinion was a historical mark in Presidential History. US History. And most certainly: BLACK HISTORY. Yes, I’m saying Black History not to drown the sound but to sound with glee. As I said many times before, I didn’t vote for Barack Obama “because he’s black.” Persay. I voted for him mainly for his enthusiasm and vision. The enthusiasm and vision in which America has not yet to come close to explore. The enthusiasm and vision in which none of the previous presidents never explored in terms of  making a way for the better of the country. Sure these last four years have it’s ups and downs in terms of the Republican House members blocking stuff that the President proposed. And did I mention the “blue dog democrats? The rise of the so-called Tea Party, and those who thought that Barack was supposed to wave the magic wand and make everything disappear. But here’s the thing, there were blocks in the road of that also. In the last four years, equal pay was signed into law, Same Sex Marriage was clearly valid most states, the Automotive companies restarted the American Economy, the Private Sector jobs rose to about 5 Million Jobs, the Economy is moving in the right direction in attempt to rebound the job growth, The new World Trade Center is taking shape,  the war in Iraq is no more, Bin Laden is dead, FEMA (uh oh) has  been given mad props in conjunction of Hurricane Sandy, the crackdown on Credit Card fees, the Afghan war will be over in 2014, Affordable Health Care and many more that I think the Obama Crew (aka the Administration) has really jolted.

But with the others that haven’t been done. Oh let me count the ways of 23 Million out of work, the debt is increased, and others believe that the counter folks like Mitt Romney and the fan base are believing. They also think that the President should have taken his 4 years to get it all cleaned up. Well they need to know something: you really CAN’T take the clean up in all 4 years! Sometimes you need to get more than 4 years to get things moving again. Just as reminder, when Bill Clinton left office, the stimulus was perfect! But we know what happened after that right? I’m convinced that the BUSH failed policies got us in a rut and well, the rest history. Is the Romney folks wanting this to happen, like YET AGAIN?

And getting back to the 23 Million out of work, if the backwards congress had any sense, that jobs bill would have been in effect right now!  But no, they have to be backwards to make the President look foolish.

As well as the Immigration Act, and even for those who have served in uniform.

Keep in mind this is the same Romney camp in collection with mostly Republicans that want to privatize things in America we use publically like the Post Office or FEMA. I want to say something about FEMA. When Bush was well “driving”, FEMA was late in getting to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.  Oh, yes Obama haters, I’m going there! And also the former head of FEMA and Fox News puts the blame on the President in their words “acting to quickly.”  WHAT!!! What do they mean “acting to quickly?” I mean if a disaster does occur, do you leave it rot or do you save it from further damnation? I’m just saying. Guess which denomination responds to disasters than any other religious group out there? I’ll give you a hint, I’m a 4th Generation of this congregation. Does the United Methodist Church ring a bell? If those don’t know: the United Methodist Church is usually the first responders in terms acting quickly to a disaster area. Talk about rethinking church.

Also in the last four years, the names of the roll call of socialist, radical muslim, Nazi, go back to Kenya mess, and others have given a negative effect on the President. Oh, and those who THINK that he’s the cause of Racism mostly right now. Get off the Fox News Soap Box. Smash it up with a sledgehammer and walk away. I don’t care if it’s brought on the Facebook Politics Group Pages. Smash it off. NOW!

Even Obama brought music to the White House in a new way in terms of Hip Hop, Blues, and yes singing Sweet Home Chicago during Black History Month. Just for the record, it was the Hip Hop Fanatics drove Obama to the Chair in a “partial fashion.” Why, more on that later.

Are we better off than we were 4 years ago? Yes and no. Why I say yes and no because, yes, we’re going in a positive direction but there must be more improvement for Obama to do in the NEXT four years. So this blog, me, and those very close to me personally, will once again load the dice on the tables and  “Bet on Barack” with 7’s and 11’s in terms of him, and the Obama Crew working overtime. You know what happens when you work overtime: more pay. Other Presidents have done it before.

If those who paid attention to this article, it was about a survey in which most Americans still have this negative viewpoint of Blacks in the country. According to the AP poll recently conducted at least 51% of Americans  who probably took the survey, did reacted that they, or that group still view Blacks a problem in the country. Slightly higher from 2008. What is my take on this? I’m not surprised  Not one bit. Usually we African-Americans are “carefully watched”. Either on the job, or in public. Or, trying to get a job. You know my story from 2010, in which I was rejected a job offer because of my race. Remember Dresser Waukesha? And the 390+ African-Americans didn’t get the offer because of it. That’s part of it.

Many are saying that this could cost President Barack Obama the election all because of the skin tone. And to top of all that, some believing that he is the cause of this.  EXCUSE ME!!!! So Obama is the cause of this, “racial tension” in America? Really? The First American President of Color is responsible for the racial tension, or lynchings, the hanging chairs, nooses around trees and Obama displays, and etc. Really Americans? Well America NEWSFLASH! The President IS NOT at fault of these things. If I had to pick a race of ethnic group that is the cause of this, look at those who wear those “Put the White back in the White House” shirts at a “Romney/Ryan” Campaign Rally. Or those who are being brainwashed to say “oh there’s no real racism.” If you’re an Ann Coulter fan, you better burn her books. Speaking of her, why doesn’t she go onto BLACK Talkshows, like Washington Watch, or Don’t Sleep? She prances around Bill Maher or The View, and even Fox News, but she wouldn’t do a black TV show? Or a Black radio show like Tom Joyner or Michael Baisden? Ann Coulter may talk a game, but apparently her “conservative game” of asking where are the real racists are  is WHACK! Speaking of things that look racist, I was stumbled on a another blog about the use of the font that is currently displayed for the African-Americans for Obama signs. If you haven’t seen it, the African Americans portion of the sign has a jungle/safari font thing to it. Even the DJ’s for Obama use the font at times. I’m beginning to ask what is SOOOOO- Racist about a font like this? Explain that to me. I see fonts like that all the time and no it’s not racist. That is more bogus like Republicans say or those who attended those Tea Party Rallies:   “Were going to take our country back!” OR “Were going to take America back!” UM I need an answer to this: BACK FROM WHOM? Who are these “So-called Patriotic Americans” commenting about taking the country back from?

Word to those who believe that, Fair Warning: don’t think that a statement like that could be the death of the objective if you know what I’m saying.

So getting back to the “survey”. This survey even though it’s been conducting analysts stuff for about 4 years, I still say that are other information that needs to be proven forward. Matter of fact, hidden truths. What are these findings? Is it our Culture, Music, clothing, our African Heritage, black love relationships, African-American Families, saying African American with getting this stuff saying “oh you are an American” , (to those who keep saying that, don’t act like you know on your platforms and social media stuff), our story telling on the accomplishments in history (black history), jobs, businesses that are black owned, our Fraternities, Sororities, Churches, religion, or culture movement? Crime, Unemployment?

WHAT IS IT AMERICA?!!!  Why does this country of Freedom and Independence hate my culture? Matter of fact, why the hate in the last 4 years, because of Obama? Really?!!

Or is it because those who have this hate, probably have no excuse but to hate?

There will be answers.

Black people when we hear this, we better to tell those who oppose us that we will and must keep working no matter what we do. Period! The haters might not like it. Too Bad. Just keep working and representing to the fullest. If others don’t like it. They can kick rocks.  Simple.

If anyone had the chance to watch the Ed Show, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson a retired US Army Colonel, opened up about the endorsement choice of Colin Powell choosing once again President Barack Obama to retain the presidency. What the Col. said was straight off the cuff and clear to the point. The Retired Army Colonel spoke and slam his party, the Republican Party of their use of racism in regarding John Snunu’s words of picking Obama from the General. Obviously, it’s been said all this time. And I’ve been saying it. It’s not the plan, it’s the man. When Bush and Cheney left, Obama picked up the mess and continued to make progress and attempt to continue to plea his case. But on DAY ONE, when the President took office, the Republicans side made sure that they were to block everything possible to make sure Obama fails. That was part of it. However the Ret. Col. Wilkerson made claim on his case for another reason as I described previously. Justified it maybe, it was just another claim of Snunu thinking that Colin Powell picked Obama because he’s black. Question! Has anyone heard Colin Powell said that in his pick for Obama? No! Had anyone heard Colin Powell mentioned this back in 2008? Absolutely not. So what’s the deal?!

Colin Powell is one of the best generals that America had in history. Subsequently also, black history. And also, he is his own man. If he wants to endorse someone from a different party, while staying base as a moderate Republican, then that is his own decision. End of story!

Alright. Now what’s up with this so-called lie concerning the President with Benghazi? This lie about the right wing media’s assumption that the White House knew it was going to happen? And the hypeness of this making it like it was a scandal? Really? First my heart bleeds for those who were killed. No person shouldn’t have to go through that.  Even on the 11th Anniversary of the incident. During the second debate, the President was on point in his stance in conjunction on what happened, and to have Mitt Romney making it a “political issue” as usual just trying to get ratings. That was a slap in the face. And now it’s a month after the attack, and the Right Wing Media likes to play scandal stuff to make a butt joke of the scenario. Even on Twitter, I see hashtags of #ImpeachObama. Excuse me, but Impeach him for what?!!!!! For being black?!! Or Mixed?!! Come on!  All because most thought he “lied”? Most of the Republican folks are giving him the heat. Some are not – One of them is a Romney Supporter. Does the name Condolezza Rice ring a bell? She, like some others in her party is refusing to comment on the stance of Libya and did comment that those who work must finish the job investigating. And plus, Condolezza knows this stuff very well and had to bring the real talk truth on that channel of Fox News. So apparently, the President got back up not only from his administration, but also from those like Condolezza who again knows that predicament. Oh what? The Right Wingers are going to call out Condoleezza  Rice for her stance with the President? Sort of like that “email” got circulated through Social Media. Remember when Bush thought there were WMD’s in Iraq when the troops were in battle, and didn’t see a lick of them? Well who was lying on that notion?

Like the President said, those that committed the murders in Benghazi will be in his words: “brought to justice”. The same with Osama Bin Laden. And for the record, we know that the Seal Team Six made the hit on Bin Laden. But who gave the order? Come on Right Wingers, who gave the order to take out Osama? and plus, who advised the order to made it happen? Let me answer that: Obama gave the order. And it required an advisement from Joe Biden. Yeah, Bin Laden was on Bill Clinton’s Radar, then it was on Bush’s radar (blindly) but when it came on Obama’s radar, the game was over. Period! Why did I say blindly on Bush? I think it spoke for itself of concentrating more on Saddam Hussein, than Bin Laden. And Iraq WAS NOT a target! Really it was near the Afghan/Pakistan area where most of that 9/11 planning got started up! I don’t hear nothing like that coming out of Bush’s mouth. Nor Mitt Romney’s mouth!  Oh, and where was this coming from the so-called right wing fans that wanted wars? *crickets* *crickets*

I can see this now. It’s election day. Obama wins the event. And that so-called bogus 2016 Obama’s America Movie will be a flop in sales. That dude who made the movie has got issues on his own from his former employer, who worked at a college! Watch out.

My Take: Colin Powell’s factor on Obama

Going back into my old MyFoxMilwaukee Blogs from way back when, I wrote this blog about Gen. Colin Powell endorsing the then-Sen. Barack Obama to be President. Now this was my first of a series in tales why I felt it was vital for him to make the endorsement, just like recently today.

Oct 19, 2008 | 12:47 PM

Category: Political

Like many of you, or some of you, there was another endorsement that was given to Sen. Barack Obama. His name? General Colin Powell. Yep, the retired General had officially given the props and nod to the Senator in which for his pick to become the next president. Now , I know that there are going to be alot of the naysayers who probably would break out their blogs, comments, viewpoints, and any other thing that might say, and I know this:

  • “Yeah, I saw that interview and the only reason Gen. Powell is backing Barack because he’s black. It is obvious?”  Duh!
  • “Well whoopee do! Another brother endorses another brother. So what? The Republicans and Sen. McCain will have a field day with him. Watch.”
  • “That explains it! Of course he’ll endorse him because he can be a crutch to Obama in gaining that experience. Big deal.”

OK. Enough preliminary sarcasm! As I watching the Meet the Press interview, before going to church this morning, I think Gen. Powell was real of what he had to say. Yes, he did analyzed both Sen. McCain and Obama, in his view was beneficial to lead the U.S. in the next four years, but the part of the General’s commentary was reflected on McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin, William Ayers, and overall tone of the McCain/Palin ticket. For the description of Sen. Barack Obama, Gen. Powell described him as a “transformational figure”, in which his view of being a new generational figure that might have some ingredients of making an additional element of being a potential candidate for the presidency. And he was very clear about one thing: He’s not backing up Sen. John McCain because of their long 25 year relationship, and not backing up Sen. Obama because of his skin tone. Or in most cases, black.

On his view of Gov. Sarah Palin: Gen. Powell commented that thusly that she is not ready to be President in sense of judgment. Now there might be disagreements with that statement but, I’ll bet alot of those on the outside would say, “I’ve been saying that from the very beginning. Yes, Gov. Palin has her style and swagger in all, but did she say during the VP Debates that she’s been on the presidential campaign for 5 weeks? I question that.”

On his view of William Ayers: This has been, in my view, old and overblown. The General commented the Senator’s view of the ex-radical, in which from him, asking: “Sen. McCain says he a washed-up old terrorist—then why does he keep talking about him?”

And the General also commented that Obama on numerous occasions, condemned the acts the William Ayers did during the 60’s at the time of Radical Protests was inflicting the country. Plus the comments about that William Ayrers made in which he reviewed about “not bombing enough” – that was again in reference to the Vietnam War Protests.  To the General, I think that is a non-issue to further derail Sen. Obama.

On his view of John McCain/GOP:
General Powell commented that he’s troubled by the actions of his own party. Why wouldn’t he be? I know that some might jump on him in all, but as far as he sees it, it’s not just the actions of words or displays, it’s the overall setup in which that was generated. It reminds me of the use of power in which can be at times powerful, but also at times could be worked against you. Like those Robocalls, in which I think is nothing more than a distraction to think that “oh, Sen. Obama is not a good fit for a president because of his “association” with being a Muslim and hanging around Terrorists.” Gen. Powell commented that as inappropriate, while Sen. McCain thinks of it as a logical sense. At the closing part of the 30 minute interview, the retired General talked about Muslims. He heard from his Republican party about the comments about Sen. Obama being a Muslim which raised a red flag. But the General talked about a solider who was American born, died during Iraqi Freedom and was a Muslim. Plus, his viewpoints of Muslims in general:

“Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer is no. That’s not America. Is there something wrong with a seven-year-old Muslim-American kid believing he or she could be president? Yet I have heard senior members of my own party drop the suggestion that he is a Muslim and might have an association with terrorists. This is not the way we should be doing it in America. I feel particularly strong about this because of a picture I saw in a magazine. It was a photo essay about troops who were serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

And one picture at the tail end of this photo essay, was of a mother at Arlington Cemetery and she had her head on the headstone of her son’s grave. And as the picture focused in, you could see the writing on the headstone, and it gave his awards – Purple Heart, Bronze Star – showed that he died in Iraq, gave his date of birth, date of death, he was 20 years old. And then at the very top of the head stone, it didn’t have a Christian cross. It didn’t have a Star of David. It has a crescent and star of the Islamic faith. And his name was Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan. And he was an American. He was born in New Jersey. He was fourteen years old at the time of 9/11, and he waited until he could serve his country and he gave his life.”

When I thought about this statement, it makes me wonder the goodness in those who make their mark as good citizens of this country. Even as those of Muslim faith like this individual, who was during his peak into adulthood, risked his life in defending America’s freedoms. Despite of his religious background. If Sen. John McCain talked about “Country First”, which there’s nothing wrong with that, he should take a look, maybe a second look, this soldier’s life. And Sarah Palin. And Michele Bachmann who once criticized Sen. Obama as “Very Anti-American”. – Oh really! What does it take being  “a real American” these days?

Summarizing the thought, despite of whatever, I feel that the retired General was on point. His comments and viewpoints were accurate. And despite of his Republican and Conservative Views, like James T. Harris, he’s made his choice to pick of his endorsement or in this case his own pick as a potential Presidential choice. Like any other person, yes we have we have our own preferences. But I think what Gen. Powell said and hypothesized, stood out on his own beliefs.

This is my take. Right or Wrong. Just my thought.

FYI: In case you missed it, there are three clips on Youtube that has three parts of the interview. Just look up: General Colin Powell, and it might have Gen. Colin Powell Endorses Barack Obama pts. 1-3

Just recently, another U.S. company is about to join the line to China in terms of shipping jobs overseas. On The Ed Show, as well as The Last Word on MSNBC, the company Sensata Technologies (part of  Sensata’s Corporation and Bain Capital) plans to close up shop and move to China. The plant is in Freeport, Illinois which the city itself is 20 miles south of the Wisconsin Border, and 25 miles west of Rockford. And it’s a town of 25, 638 according to the 2010 Census.

Coming of the heels of the second debate, in which Mitt Romney debated about being against China in terms of the jobs, that should be a recount. Technically it should in the way Outsourcing jobs have been a Red Flag as of late. I can relate to this story through a personal story, in terms of a friend of mine who had a computer job here in the Milwaukee Area, but that job was shipped to India, and leaving him and those like him unemployed. Those of you going through the pain with Sensata, I feel you! Whomever those believe that it’s full of BS or full of crap that these people lost their jobs due to Outsourcing overseas, I hate to say this but that is a result of a  brain problem of “Romneyism” or “Romnesia”. Speaking of which, that Romnesia thing that President Obama spoke about reminds me of what I heard in a church sermon in September. Matter of fact here it is via Twitter on a Sunday Morning:

What you just saw, it’s real talk. It tells you that at times WE FORGET some miscues of important stuff. Admit it we do. The miscues in terms of the truth instead of what folks say on media,and I dare say the guy down the street. Note to the Romney Crew: How come you don’t address this in person? Just as I thought. They are not going to address this because I think they are scared punks! I’m not holding this back. The Romney folks are scared punks in terms of not being real! Just like Tagg Romney with the rigging of the voting machines in Ohio. Don’t worry, Eric Holder I believe should be on the case. And technically: Since when the name Tagg became a name for boys anyway?! Tagg, Tripp, Bristol, Piper. Sounds like a air strike!

Now don’t trip about how Barack got his name. It really means blessing, or blessed by God. And yes, he was named after his dad who was Kenyan BORN! Now don’t at all trip about the birthplace of Hawaii of the 44th President. And speaking of which, what is wrong being from Kenya anyway? And to add, Muslim? Some Americans are hard-headed of things like this. For me, I do have Muslim/African friends that I do respect and say hello too.

So above, I attached a link (and other links)  from The Ed Show in which gave some info about the closing in terms that the regular news outlets of (cough FOX) wouldn’t comment on. Technically this is an issue because either it might happen to someone you know, or maybe it already did. I think those who can relate to those who have lost jobs to overseas decisions need to tell them we know how you feel. It’s frustrating that you can’t go to a job that you applied for and  bring home to a family with financial ideas. Shameful.

We know that the Foreign Policy debate is coming up for the Presidential election. Will Obama go after Romney in terms of this matter IF possible in the debate? I think he should. Now I know it shouldn’t be a concern in part of the Election, but IT IS a vital concern for those effected by this, and also what about those who have the question, could this happen to me? For those who trip or sleep on this, DON’T!

And if this continues to happen, when you see jobs going overseas, and the Republican fans are PO’d and moaning about the 23 Million folks out of work and put the blame on the President. That’s one debate  thing in their opinion. But what if its backfires like its doing with Sensata? What will the Republican fans say now? Maybe those Republicans in congress should have passed that jobs bill in order IN ORDER to keep the opportunity to work! But however we all know how that ended. With a no. Plus I know that this has been mentioned of a American company in-sourced back to America. Remember when the President announced that MasterLock, Milwaukee’s MasterLock in my hometown, was previously in China, had been returned to America. Recently, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin debated with Former Gov. Tommy Thompson about jobs and one thing is agreeable that we Americans should “promote more Made in America products.” (By the way, I’m betting on Tammy to win the U.S. Senate Seat)

However, let me ask this: do you want this? Is this is we want to pay for? Really? Better think before November 6th! And to you undecided voters, you need to pay attention too because THIS CAN EFFECT YOU TOO!

Don’t Sleep: This is just my opinion.

Oh, check this out. I know that there is alot of hate against President Obama and what he stands for. That’s debatable. But whoever decided to use hanging chairs to display their content of hatred on the President is really out of their mind. Clearly it is a form of racism. I think that stands it most. I mean look, hanging chairs. Come on people. This copycat of “Eastwooding” with chairs is getting stale. Now when the RNC was happening, where there hanging chairs around the sametime as counting black folks at the Convention? No. But there were folks throwing peanuts at black camera workers. Technically there was no denying that in which did happen. I’ll bet these are the same folks who feel that having a President of color like Obama in the White House (which blacks built by the way, more on that later) is more like a threat or fear. When the President came into office in 2009 as we all know, first it was breath of fresh air of not saying the words: George W. Bush messed up the country. And yes, after that, it was a hate-fest of seeing and hearing hate groups rising up. Or the typical comment about “he’s going to barbecue on the White House Lawn.” Well he did! And the typical “were going to take our country back!” I ask again, back from whom? Cue the Tea Party also.

Speaking of African Americans and the White House, I went on the buzzfeed website today, and it was showing a picture of a man with a Romney/Ryan shirt having the words: “Put the White back in the White House.”

Oh really?

I want those who feel this way to listen up or read these words that I am about to say. And those who want to know in the Black American studies, or those who are “street but cool”:  Black people BUILT (and the keyword is BUILT) the White House! Oh yes. Blacks (enslaved blacks) BUILT the house in which Barack Obama, and the presidents before him work and play. And if you feel that this is a slap in the face of me telling this in a truthful manner, there is a book out now called “The Black History of the White House”. Go to your Barnes and Nobles, your Amazons or where ever you do your book shopping, by the book, (or rent it from a library) and READ IT! Oh yeah, the truth will hit you upside the head! Now to those who know this, you may want to add this to the collection. And on top of that, I will say that more African American history is being not only discovered, but rediscovered! Such as blacks built the U.S. Capitol. Real Talk!

It really gets me that those who have this “Keep the White in the White House” thing has no knowledge on how the mansion got built. Oh and they consider themselves “proud Americans”. Really? Shameful!

I love my city!

President Obama made a campaign stop here in Milwaukee today to continue his quest to repeat the presidency. The BMO Harris Pavilion, located at Summerfest was to supposed to hold at least 10,000 folks. But…….more kept coming as the President made his way, and by the time the President spoke, yes he had to acknowledge those like of Mayor Tom Barrett and State Rep. Tammy Baldwin. Plus he acknowledged Green Bay Packers Desmond Bishop and Jermichael Finley. He had too (as a Chicago Bears Fan). But anyway it was a glimpse for those who wanted to hear the President his next plans for the next 4 years ranging from jobs, taxes, lowering the debt, women’s rights, ending the war in Iraq, and the dreaded 47% of Americans who are victims. Speaking of that, he did comment and quoted: “I don’t see victims here today. I see hard-working Wisconsinites.” And plus, there were plenty of boos of mentioning Mitt Romney and his plans if elected. His response: “Don’t boo, vote!”

Despite of whatever, this was a chance for myself and a close immediate family member to get to see the 44th President in person and in the flesh. Last time I saw an Obama family member in person, it was Michelle Obama at Bradley Tech High School in Milwaukee just a month ago. How about those “back to back” Obama campaign appearances for the Brew City! Currently, the POTUS is up by 10+ points over Romney in a preliminary stance. Furthermore, it was the President’s second visit to Milwaukee since he gave a shout-out and visited Master Lock.

This part of the blog is for all of the undeciders who may not have a clear cut idea who to vote for. Now, if you already know who to choose with, you’re fine. No matter which side. However,  I kind of wrote this in 2008 on one of those old MyFoxMilwaukee blogs, but now since it’s been years that I did this. I’ll get the pointers out in terms of keeping tips before Election Day. It is valuable then and is valuable now in terms of making your choice. Once again: this is for the UNDECIDED voters!

My Take: My rules of Making the Vote
Nov 1, 2008 | 11:39 AM
Category: News

Well, it’s almost here. Election Day 2008. And a belated Happy Halloween, even though it is All Saints Day. Now, for the last couple of blogs, I’ve been commenting about how to register for Voting as well as filling out the ballots. These things I believe are the strengths and main points for making the vote count. Plus there are others in which most of us already know. And yes, it’s our constitutional right. I put an announcement in my church’s bulletin to remind my members about the information on how to register, fill out the ballots, and putting a extra reminder about expressing their constitutional rights and privilege to do so. The most beauty of it, is just getting the word out just to take a moment out of our busy work schedules, or school schedules (if you’re in college), just to cast the ballot. Sound simple?

About certain rules of Making the Vote, or should I say making the vote count: There is an old school adage that says “If you don’t vote, you don’t count”. That’s the truth. Like it or not. That is the main rule of thumb. Now it appears that some of us did actually voted absentee on our own, and don’t have to go through the long lines when the actual day comes. I voted absentee about three weeks ago downtown, and it was less crowded. No problems. But what about those who still need more time to think about the candidates, issues, and other things that weren’t mentioned? This part, I have some advice for those who are undecided, and need more time to think. Those who are undecided, I feel you, but here are some pointers to share.

1) Take notes on the Issues. Since half of your friends or family members or co-workers have already voted, you might want to spend time and ask what made them decide about their votes. But keep in mind about your “true vote” and take notes. Gather some thoughts and make your decision. And you can do this besides going online to Yahoo, MSNBC, CBS, Politico, the Huffington Post, or better yet, even though it’s dead last, Fox News, which I don’t really watch that much.

2) Put some thought into perspective. Really you should. This election is one of the most important elections ever. Keep this as if you are real serious like going to a job. Matter of fact, voting is like a job, although you don’t get paid for it with cash, but actually doing the vote and showing the “I Voted” Sticker will reap it’s rewards. And just to remind all: If you have time off the clock from work, you must show your sticker to your employer as proof you did vote! Just a thought.

3) Do not be intimidated! Don’t be intimidated by your significant other, or group, website, a certain blogger online that likes to gives perspectives on the opposite side that will probably drive you crazy, or another person beside you in persuading you to make the choice as if they want you to. In other words, don’t vote for Sen. McCain because your wife or girlfriend are making you do it. And vice versa. There should not be any sentences of as an example: “If you really love me you would vote for….” And to be fair, don’t vote for Sen. Obama just because your African-American blogger friends on BET and of course, MyFox are doing it. And he’s leading in the preliminary votes like 333-181 in favor of Obama on Yahoo’s website. I already voted for “Change” not because of the numbers, but because of a positive vision. I’m being real. But just to be fair and impartial, you can vote for whomever. It’s your choice. If you like Sen. Obama’s chances for Change, or McCain’s view of Country First, or Ron Paul’s vision of the Old School Republican style examples of getting the troops out of Iraq, or Ralph Nader’s Green Party pointers, vote up! As long as you made YOUR choice, there might be some arguments or praises, but hey, you have your own mind.

4) Avoid all thought from the attack ads. We’ve seen them. But don’t let the commercials or billboards, or postcards with racial slurs, or any “terrorist” remark, He’s a socialist! comments, or “This man must be killed if you don’t vote for his opponent!” remark. Vote for (you fill in the blank). Despite of what they present, they do not, in my view promote your vote. What promotes your vote, is your vote. If I see a attack ad about Obama on Hannity and Colmes, or the O’Reilly Factor, and there has been about 75% of them, I just turn the station or better yet, mute the TV, or get out the room. Plus not going to Youtube and watch the ads.

5) And to round out the last of my rules of voting: Get it over with. What is Larry the Cable Guy’s famous line, Git R’ Done? That’s right! Git R’ Done! or I like to add more like “Set it off” or “Drop it like it’s hot”. Or better yet, “Bring the Noise!” What I’m saying or trying to imply is, get it out of the way. Like going to see your doctors and having your blood check, like I need to go this month. Just go, handle the deed, and leave. Just like in the stores to shop, you go see what you want, pay and leave. Simple. Just do it. The faster you work, the faster you get out.

That really rounds it up. Hopefully this would probably shed some light on those who are still undecided and haven’t made a choice. But to those who have made that choice and already casted the ballots in all, we need to serve as ambassadors to those who are still having the difficult choices to make about voting in general. I mean let’s be honest. For some, it hasn’t been easy like everyone else and I understand that. But we need to stick it out there to remind those why we as Americans do this on the positive scale. Let me say that again: the positive scale. Just keep that in mind when going to the polls and casting the ballots. Hopefully that might work out. Like I said I made my vote counted three weeks ago, and yes that candidate was my pick. But whomever the real pick is on Tuesday, either Obama or McCain, I think with prayer, and I mean prayer, (I don’t care if it’s a news blog area) it will take some time to think and get through. So get your Votes on. It’s our time to improve.

This is my take. Right or Wrong. Just my thought.