Tuesday, February 26, 2008

And you are supporting Obama? Better Think again


Sunday, February 24, 2008

Check out this site, if you dare

Real People Speak out for Hillary Clinton.


Saturday, February 23, 2008

Bama Rama displays his "true-er" colors

Sort of reminds me of the sleezy tactics used in the District 9 City Council race right here in Cowtown, Texas.

I listened to Hillary Clinton's address and statements at the The Black Union in New Orleans. Bascially Hillary will pay for the subsidizes of her Universal healthcare plan by taking back the tax cuts for the wealthy and taking back tax breaks from drug and insurance companies that they never should have had in the first place. Obama's plan with have a "hidden healthcare tax" that you and I pay when an adult gets sick and has to go to doctor. We will pay for the Emergency room visit. If you dare to read other's comments, go to the link below.


Who is he really?

Liz Nottingham to hrclinton-32
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Yes. Just google news "Obama stop smoking". It was widely publicized that his wife said he had to quit smoking before running for president http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0702060167feb06,1,100344.story?coll=chi-news-hed .
He has stated that he chewed nicorette gum "strenuously". He said that he was never a heavy smoker but had smoked and quit several times in the past.

But what I think it is more telling is his discussion of his teenage years through college that he smoked marijuana, drank alcohol and used cocaine because he did not want to deal with questions of his ethnicity. I was reading several articles about his youth and excerpts from his books, Audacity to Hope and Dreams from my Father.
In his 1996 memoir, "Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance," Obama wrote candidly about his high school-era drug use: "Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though."
I think it is a unique personality that did not just "try" illegal drugs but actively used them over an extended length of time. That is a lot of choosing to engage in sneaky and illegal acts into adulthood. College students are considered adults. Sneaky and illegal --- yes. Buying and using cocaine ("blow") is not an open, legal, acceptable act.
He candidly tells high schools students that hen he was their age he "goofed off, drank alcohol, and used drugs. They think he is cool and that he "gets" them.
"Obama's revelations were not an issue during his Senate campaign two years ago. But now his open narrative of early, bad choices, including drug use starting in high school and ending in college, as well as his tortured search for racial identity, are sure to receive new scrutiny." Times article.
I think his his discussion of it with high school students is wrong. "Look Barry (the name he went by in Hawaii) Obama was a dopehead in highschool and college and now he running for president of the world's most powerful country." I can hear the teenagers now "Well Barak did it and he became president, what's wrong with me doing it?"
According to Barak Obama, while in Hawaii, he attended a "prestigous, private" school, not public school. He wants people to believe he just like them. In fact he is. He is a chamelion. If you are black--he's black, if you are white, his mother was white, if you are Muslim, he was raised by a Muslim and went to a Madrassa, if you are atheist, his parents were athiest too, if you are Catholic, he went to Catholic school two years, if you are Christian, he is now, if you are a smoker, he did too, if not, he quit, if you used drugs, he did too, if not, he doesn't anymore, if you are poor, he attended a poor school in Jacarta and saw poor people in Chicago, if you are rich, he lives in $1.6 million home, if you have a southern accent, so does he, if you don't, he doesn't either (compare his speeches from Alabama and Wisconsin).
Who is he really?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Sexism in America

Female powers, Women in powerful positions, Roles, -- the preconceptions and notions of such -- perhaps denied truths in this country. I suppose it's much like the Blacks must feel about racism. With Obama breaking thru like he has (thanks to the Bush years), Blacks can't really say that racism is as prevelant as they said it was before Obama broke thru. The racism hook isn't as sturdy as some would like to claim it is when it comes to racism. However, the glass ceiling that we women speak of is clearly still very much in tact. It is clear in the male (and the female) vote in America in this Presidential election, just look at the break downs of votes. I hope I live long enough to see the day when females rise above the bar that they are held below today in 2008 because of the prevalent attitude that women are just not quite there in the fact that they can be in extremely powerful positions and in "control" of things, to call the shots, to really lead a military force, to lead America, to be the "all powerful" positions. I truly hope I live to the day to see this overcome in this broken Country. I'm not saying 100% of one gender falls into any category; again, look at the voting trends in this 2008 election and you'll see what I am speaking of in this post.
I don't know of any other way to explain it. If you disagree then name me one woman in this Country that would make a better candidate for President than Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton cannot do one little aggressive move without the world coming down on her! It is absolutely par for the course. If you put a male in her spot of opposition to Barama, you have to admit they would be allowed to attack attack attack attack and America would love it -- never would they say "Oh he's being too aggressive -- it doesn't flatter him."

Friday, February 15, 2008

Are you under Obama's spell?

February 15, 2008
Obama Casts His Spell
By Charles Krauthammer

WASHINGTON -- There's no better path to success than getting people to buy a free commodity. Like the genius who figured out how to get people to pay for water: bottle it (Aquafina was revealed to be nothing more than reprocessed tap water) and charge more than they pay for gasoline. Or consider how Google found a way to sell dictionary nouns -- boat, shoe, clock -- by charging advertisers zillions to be listed whenever the word is searched.

And now, in the most amazing trick of all, a silver-tongued freshman senator has found a way to sell hope. To get it, you need only give him your vote. Barack Obama is getting millions.

This kind of sale is hardly new. Organized religion has been offering a similar commodity -- salvation -- for millennia. Which is why the Obama campaign has the feel of a religious revival with, as writer James Wolcott observed, a "salvational fervor" and "idealistic zeal divorced from any particular policy or cause and chariot-driven by pure euphoria."

"We are the hope of the future," sayeth Obama. We can "remake this world as it should be." Believe in me and I shall redeem not just you but your country -- nay, we can become "a hymn that will heal this nation, repair this world, and make this time different than all the rest."

And believe they do. After eight straight victories -- and two more (Hawaii and Wisconsin) almost certain to follow -- Obama is near to rendering moot all the post-Super Tuesday fretting about a deadlocked convention with unelected superdelegates deciding the nominee. Unless Hillary Clinton can somehow do in Ohio and Texas on March 4 what Rudy Giuliani proved is almost impossible to do -- maintain a big-state firewall after an unrelenting string of smaller defeats -- the superdelegates will flock to Obama. Hope will have carried the day.

Interestingly, Obama has been able to win these electoral victories and dazzle crowds in one new jurisdiction after another, even as his mesmeric power has begun to arouse skepticism and misgivings among the mainstream media.

ABC's Jake Tapper notes the "Helter-Skelter cultish qualities" of "Obama worshipers," what Joel Stein of the Los Angeles Times calls "the Cult of Obama." Obama's Super Tuesday victory speech was a classic of the genre. Its effect was electric, eliciting a rhythmic fervor in the audience -- to such rhetorical nonsense as "We are the ones we've been waiting for. (Cheers, applause.) We are the change that we seek."

That was too much for Time's Joe Klein. "There was something just a wee bit creepy about the mass messianism ... ," he wrote. "The message is becoming dangerously self-referential. The Obama campaign all too often is about how wonderful the Obama campaign is."

You might dismiss The New York Times' Paul Krugman's complaint that "the Obama campaign seems dangerously close to becoming a cult of personality" as hyperbole. Until you hear Chris Matthews, who no longer has the excuse of youth, react to Obama's Potomac primary victory speech with "My, I felt this thrill going up my leg." When his MSNBC co-hosts tried to bail him out, he refused to recant. Not surprising for an acolyte who said that Obama "comes along, and he seems to have the answers. This is the New Testament."

I've seen only one similar national swoon. As a teenager growing up in Canada, I witnessed a charismatic law professor go from obscurity to justice minister to prime minister, carried on a wave of what was called Trudeaumania.

But even there the object of his countrymen's unrestrained affections was no blank slate. Pierre Trudeau was already a serious intellectual who had written and thought and lectured long about the nature and future of his country.

Obama has an astonishingly empty paper trail. He's going around issuing promissory notes on the future that he can't possibly redeem. Promises to heal the world with negotiations with the likes of Iran's President Ahmadinejad. Promises to transcend the conundrums of entitlement reform that require real and painful trade-offs and that have eluded solution for a generation. Promises to fund his other promises by a rapid withdrawal from an unpopular war -- with the hope, I suppose, that the (presumed) resulting increase in American prestige would compensate for the chaos to follow.

Democrats are worried that the Obama spell will break between the time of his nomination and the time of the election, and deny them the White House. My guess is that he can maintain the spell just past Inauguration Day. After which will come the awakening. It will be rude.


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

In the words of an Obama crossover to Hillary Camp

A post from www.hillaryclinton.com Valentine's eve:


Feb 13, 2008
I was asked to re-post this, as I got it on very late last night. ;.))) *******************************As many of you know, and are probably tired of hearing, I was a former Obama supporter. I liked his message of hope and yes, I did worry that Hillary might to too divisive. However, I have since come over to Hillary's side. One of the main reasons that I chose to work for Hillary in these important days is that I truly believe she is the candidate of substance. She's the only candidate that has a real plan for national health care. She's the only candidate who can stand up to John McCain on terror. She is the candidate who can produce REAL change in Washington, and most Americans believe she would be the best Commander-in-Chief. The other reason I left the Obama campaign is hypocrisy. Don't get me wrong, because I am not going to play their game -- Senator Obama is a wonderful, inspirational man who will be a good president some day. However, he has not impressed me with his leadership skills thus far.You'd have to be blind not to notice all the bloggers on here from the Obama campaign. I truly believe some of them work for the Obama war room. You know who you are, but do you all ever eat, sleep or pee? Nobody blogs 24/7. Real people have jobs. Real people go to school. These virtual people must earn a living and by posting all these blogs under the same screen name as operatives for the Obama campaign. You're giving yourselves away. And If I am not right about this, you all really need to get real lives. There is so much more out there. Go take the time to pee.This is the kind of thing the Obama camp does. As a former Obama supporter, I never saw an organized effort to blog for Hillary on their site like I do here. Never. Never, ever ever! I am appalled, appalled that Senator Obama would let his supporters spew innuendo that the Clintons are racists by using remarks blown out of proportion by MSNBC (GE). Senator Obama stands tall and clean by not attacking the other side, but he lets his young surrogates do all the dirty work for him. Brave, huh? Oh, that's right, we have one of those in the White House now. So much for changing Washington.The biggest atrocity: The Obama supporters want to disenfranchise the Florida and Michigan voters, after Senator Obama gamed the system and took his name off the ballot in Michigan so they couldn't be counted if needed, AND ran commercials here in Florida which was AGAINST THE RULES. Do they not understand that the 2000 recount is too fresh in the Floridians' minds? My grandfather fought for voter's and union rights. He would turn over in his grave if I worked for a campaign like that. Maybe the average Obama supporter is just too young to understand what voter's rights really mean? Maybe the Senator should take time away from his "love fests" to explain it to them.Obama supporters, if you really think your man is on the way to victory, instead of wasting your time here, you should be on your own web site figuring out how to win our votes and correct all the damage you have done with your childish posts and Republican rhetoric. You do not stand for change. You stand for the worst of the worst that Washington has to offer and that's why we cannot and will not support your candidate in November. Barrack Obama has gotten the ONLY vote he will EVER get from me, unless, he can show me that he is the real thing and unless you all who support him prove to me that you will be the first to live up to his words. Why should I change, why should Washington change, if you all won't? I still believe in all my heart that Hillary will win this nomination. People who voted for Senator Obama, like me, are turning against him, and we are sending the message to future primary voters not to make the same mistake! It only took two people.. me and one other woman in Iowa to start a campaign to vote for Hillary instead of Obama. People will see the light before this is over, but in the event you all pull off this "victory," please remember one thing-- Victory will only be sweet if we all defeat the Republicans together in November, and if you all keep this up and the Senator refuses to act upon his own "song," then I fear we won't be voting for him.Meanwhile, I pray the voters in the big states will deliver us a real president, Hillary! Hillary, we love you and you have been a true leader and will always be the best leader in my heart!God bless, and goodnight!
Posted by Mary Kay Feb 13, 2008 10:14 PM CST
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I suggest you post this on a more stable website; sometimes posts disappear with no reason given. Tryhttp://www.livejournal.com/community/clinton_2008Or even blogspot.
Johnathan Andrew Feb 13, 2008 10:23 PM

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Hillary Clinton coming to town

I sincerely hope that you, along with your family and your friends, will join Hillary on February 29 at 7:30 p.m. at 6920 Turtle Creek Boulevard. While you should RSVP to https://contribute.hillaryclinton.com/events/dallas0229.html, please reply to this email or call me to find out what else you can to do to help Hillary before the March 4 Texas Primary. If you're interested in volunteering or helping with other activities for the Hillary Clinton for President Campaign, there will be two organizational meetings this Saturday, February 15th, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., respectively, at 1409 S. Lamar in the Gallery Room (Southside on Lamar). For information about volunteering, please contact Barbara Rosenberg at berosenberg@sbcglobal.net or Kathy Nealy at kathy_nealy@msn.com.

Doug Haloftis
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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

I like Romney.....that's weird!

To have voted Democrat practically all my life and now to say that I like a Republican "conservative" and may vote for him if Obama was the nominee......weird...I can't explain it except for the fact that......to me.....Romney reasons well....he seems to be able to think, or at least "articulate" that he can think sub-surfacely.

Noteworthy observation.......what's up with Black Men?

Saw this on another blogsite...thought it was noteworthy to publish......can't really say, "why" but nonetheless, (note: this is a quote from www.hillaryclinton.com)

"Today when I was holding Hillary signs, I can't tell you how many men gave me the thumbs up sign, how many white women. One notable exception was black men, they all averted their heads, pretended not to see me, one even walked by me, went to vote, and walked by me again without a word of greeting. Only one black woman gave me a smile and thumbs up. Again, based on my unscientific polling with my own eyes, it will break for Hillary along racial lines: Whites and Hispanics, Blacks for Obama. She will get some male votes: Whites and Hispanics, less Blacks."

Saturday, February 2, 2008

The costs of Political Baggage, Demagoguery & Revenge in East Ft. Worth

First, let me define:

Demagoguery - " a leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims especially for political advantage --demagogues who endanger the orderly processes of democratic government" The Merriam-Webster Thesaurus

I moved to East Ft. Worth in 2000 or somewhere close to that year. In the last 3 years or so, I have paid close attention to what goes on politically; from a neighborhood standpoint as well as from a City and somewhat District standpoint. There have been some very interesting observations. First of all, I never knew how "political" things can be at such a basic level as a "neighborhood." One would think that it would be easy to all band together at such a level. Not neccessarily true!

From what I can gather (and of course, it is my personal perspective - yes, I am aware of that), there is a small group of mostly older activists who do not really want any voices, especially new ones, speaking words that they don't want spoken and/or who may have different ideas, reasons, perspectives, political affiliations or opinions. This group has a long history with City politics that go way back probably to the 1960's. They can reiterate battles lost to certain politicians. committees, task forces, including sought after electable City Positions such as City Council and Mayorship, and appear to still hold those grudges to this day which keeps them locked in to a very narrow way of thinking, operating and "leading." Needless to say, the majority of new people who move into the neighborhood, like myself, who don't have those grudges nor share those spiteful opinions, or have that history of lost & won battles, find this counterproductive, and tend to be turned off from such baggage. This way of ruling and "leading" blocks any sort of "new order" in the neighborhood, blocks new neighbors from being "engaged" and involved in the betterment of the neighborhood, blocks the new ways of communicating with one another, blocks education and growth as a neighborhood and sector of the City.
Guess I shall give some examples of what I am referring to:

1. For 1.5 years I attended the Eastside Sector Alliance meetings where about one Saturday a month a handful of us sat around a table and discussed code issues, etc. I was even asked to serve as Secretary after about a year or so, never once did I vote, yet "position" letters were mailed to various politicians, people speaking to City Council in representation of the Alliance, etc. When I asked who was making the decisions for the Alliance as to what letters and representations to uphold, everyone looked dumbfounded. There were no ByLaws as the City didn't require them when this org was founded years and years ago. Turns out there were one, two, maybe three, maybe four people making the decisions w/out asking the 10-12 people who were sitting around the table month after month. Funny how it just happens to be this same group of people are the same group that runs the Neighborhood Association and and Eastside Neighborhood newsletter -- husbands, sons, wives, cronies included. These very same facts are what is most complained about by this group in regards to City politics, interesting how their way of operating is no different from their complaints of others. It was/is always enlightening to witness.

2. Today, I get an email stating the following:

"The meeting that was to be before City Council regarding the "High Impact" well permits including the one at Oakland @ E. 1st St was scheduled for Feb. 5th (this Tuesday) at 7pm but due to some strange reason (like too many people might show up at 7pm to protest) now has been changed to Feb 19th at 10:00 am!!! 10AM, Mayor Moncrief and City Council know there will be a lot of public protest due to this issue and the Mayor and Council does not want this type of attention the be televised with a lot people present. Having a meeting at 10am the Mayor and Council know most citizens are not as able to attend a meeting at 10:00 am. They know they are making poor judgments but the money is right. They do not want anyone to bring attention to the issues or them!!! "

Being that I'm not so sure that the accusation of the " Mayor & Council do not want this type of attention" was really true, I asked and got the following explanation from Councilman Danny Scarth:

"It sounds like someone is trying to spin this to suit their own opinion. City staff suggested the hearing be moved in order to allow additional time for notice because there was confusion with some of the original notices in the paper. As a matter of fact, Gary Hoggan and others suggested moving the hearing as well."

IMO, Demagoguery at it's best by Neighborhood "leadership." Funny how the the "spin" seems to always be the strongest when Mayor Mike or Councilman Danny Scarth are involved -- two individuals who won the elections over the wanna be neighborhood actvist involved in the aforementioned groups. Appears the revenge factor may play into the "spin" of politics on the Eastside and is put before what is actually "true" and/or "factual" in more topics than the High Impact Well at E. 1st & Oakland.