Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Where is all this FREE stuff black people are getting?

Jeb Bush was questioned by a white audience member about the lack of black people at his meeting last night. Bush said “our message is one of hope and aspiration. It isn’t one of division and get in line and we’ll take care of you with free stuff.” Where is this free stuff? I never got any of it nor was I looking for it. I come from a family of hard workers who never looked for government handouts and i am sick of candidates pandering to the base. It’s statements like this that keep blacks away from the GOP not their desire for free stuff.

Do you stand with Ahmed?

By now you have probably heard about the 14 year old Muslim boy Ahmed who built a clock and took it to school. He was arrested for his efforts. When I first heard about the situation I was appalled, but that was prior to seeing the clock. The clock looked like a bomb and it should have been investigated. We live in a dangerous society and we have to be cautious and sometimes innocent people will be caught up. Could it have been handle better? probably, but Ahmed is a hero now and that is also a little disturbing. Is he a victim or a victor? Judging from the offer of a Twitter internship, a shout out from the creator of Facebook and an invite to the White House I would say he is the victor.

Donald Trump offers no apologies and that’s why people like him

Every time Donald Trump says something wrong or does not correct something said that is wrong he takes a hit from the media. His poll numbers go up but the media sits in judgment predicting his downfall, but it hasn’t happened yet and one has to wonder will it every happen? He has insulted the Mexicans, John McCain, Megyn Kelley, Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush’s wife and President Barack Obama and he has never apologized. He is a man in own opinion who is never wrong and his followers love him. As they say if it “ain’t broke don’t fix it” and this is working for him so accept the fact that apology is not in his dictionary neither is humility.

Donald Trump is still a Birther

Last night Donald Trump held a townhall meeting. Someone in the crowd said President Obama was a Muslim. Trump did not correct the potential voter, but why would he? Trump is a birther and apparently some of his followers are too. Trump will get a little heat from the media but that’s it. He won’t correct or apologize because that is not his brand. On to the next faux outrage.

How does James Manning get away with this racist rant?

James Manning is the head of the ATLAH World Missionary Church in New York. He is know for his unhinged rants and this qualifies as one. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.

Donald Trump is the News Even When He is not the News

Last night I watched the GOP forum. A number of the candidates spoke about what they would do if they were president but Donald Trump was not on the stage, but his presence was still in the room. he has the ability to suck the air out of the room even when he is not in the room. I have been watching Morning Joe today and they literally discussed Trump for the first 20 minutes of their broadcast. Sick of the Trump effect I turned to CNN and they are singing the same tune. Can’t escape Trump. Will he actually be the nominee? A month ago it seemed far fetched. Now who knows?

Donald Trump said President Obama has set a low standard for future black presidents

Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

The Politics of Outrage and Outrageous

2016 will be the anything goes election. It’s only 2015 and we are seeing and hearing all sorts of outrageous behavior. We have heard candidates and their surrogates say anything and everything. When questioned about their behavior they either become defiant or some may issue the non-apology apology, but the name of the game is no surrender. You don’t surrender when the people are against you. You don’t surrender when the facts don’t support your premise. You simply don’t surrender. It’s the politics of the outraged. The people are said to be angry with the government, and the candidates feel it is their job to add fuel to the slow burning fuse. There are no statements that are disqualifying. You can question the service of a POW, you use the horrors of the Holocaust as a backdrop to your objections to the Iran deal, one of your surrogates can threaten a reporter who has written a story that the candidate finds objectionable. We have entered the anything goes age of politics. If this is what we have going on over a year away from the election we can only assume it will ge worse.

Would perfection have saved Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray or Sandra Bland?

Bland “was very combative,” DA Elton Mathis said. “It was not a model traffic stop … and it was not a model person that was stopped.”

By now you know the story of Sandra Bland. She was a 28 year old woman who moved to Texas to start a new job. She was pulled over by the police for a minor traffic violation. She was subsequently manhandled and arrested. The police say she committed suicide while in their custody. Her relatives contest this and a murder investigation is currently going on. I was reading an article about Bland and I was struck by the quote above from the DA. He said she was not a model person. What is a model person? Does model person mean complete compliance? What makes you a model person? Why is there always a need to demonize the victim even prior to all the facts being released? Perfection does not provide protection. Share your thoughts.

Sarah Palin says John McCain and Donald Trump are both heroes…really?

John McCain made Sarah Palin a star. he brought her and her brood to the big city and put a spotlight on them. She should be forever in his debt, but today she said John McCain and Donald Trump are both heroes. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.



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