The Holidays Are Upon Us

As 2012 nears its close, let’s all be mindful to not drink and drive.  Let’s enjoy all of the festivities but in moderate taste. 

Thanksgiving is past and Christmas is only a few weeks away. All the kids are expecting goodies that only loved ones can give.  Say a prayer for those in need, ie hurricane Sandy victims and the like, donate toys and/or food to the less fortunate. But most of all give God thanks for all the wonderful things He has done for you in the year 2012. xoxoxoxoxo

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Thomas Sowell on the Fiscal Cliff

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As I said just this morning, Thomas Sowell is genius! Here’s his National Review article today:

Amid all the political and media hoopla about the “fiscal cliff” crisis, there are a few facts that are worth noting.

First of all, despite all the melodrama about raising taxes on “the rich,” even if that is done, it will scarcely make a dent in the government’s financial problems. Raising the tax rates on everybody in the top 2 percent will not generate enough additional tax revenue to run the government for ten days.

And what will the government do to pay for the other 355 days in the year?

All the political angst and moral melodrama about getting “the rich” to pay “their fair share” is part of a big charade. This is not about economics, it is about politics. Taxing “the rich” will produce a drop in the bucket when compared…

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4 Ways Grover Norquist Proves He’s Insane On ‘Meet The Press’ (VIDEO) | Addicting Info

Unbelieveable.

The Tribune of the People

If you had any lingering doubts about anti-tax-fundamentalist Grover Norquist’s mental faculties, his Sunday morning “Meet the Press” roundtable should be proof enough that the one-time GOP leader has really gone off the deep end.

Here are the 4 reasons we know Grover is Over for good:

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President Barack Obama (2013-2016) Second Term

I am fully aware of my non-posts on this subject for some time. Please forgive me. However, I have been avidly following the politics of our country via MSNBC. To briefly sum up the events, President Obama won the election on November 6, 2012, with 332 electoral votes to Mitt Romney’s 206 electoral votes.  And what’s more, the Republicans and all their rich constituents still don’t or won’t accept the defeat. The Democrats spanked those Republicans quite well.  One moment the media said not sure of the winner in the state of Ohio and before I could post it onto Facebook, it was a clear cut victory for our POTUS, Barack Obama.  What an awesome victory. But the work doesn’t stop at the win, we have only just begun to fight for the rights of all the American people, especially the middle-class and disadvantaged.

 

 

Trayvon Martin Update

During the latter part of November 2012,George Zimmerman, Trayvon’s murderer, was finally charged with 2nd degree murder.  What a sigh of relief we felt as a country. It has taken the authorities months and months to bring the charge or at least to tell the American public what Zimmerman is charged with.

So looking forward to the trial taking place. At this point, the judge has barred the cameras, however, that could change between now and actual trial.

The good thing to remember is that we African Americans have not forgotten the situation at hand and we do await true justice.

Barack Obama Elected 2nd Term 2012

What a magnificent accomplishment.  Our Commander-In-Chief, Barack Obama, has been elected to the presidency for a second term.  He is now the 43rd and 44th President of the United States of America, Tuesday, November 6, 2012.  History again has been made.

A vigorous campaign battle was fought and won tonight by our standing President Obama.  He has shown courage and strength in the face of many odds from the opposing republican party.  But in spite of all, he won another four years to represent and fight for us here at home.

We appreciate you Mr. Obama and all that you do for us.  We pray for the Obama family.  Keep up the excellent work that you provide on our behalf.
Sincerely,

Barack Obama, President of the United States of America (2008-2012)

What a President, what an example.  An awesome father, loving husband and academic figure, resourceful Commander-in-Chief, and outstanding role model for young African Americans – just to name a few items on his resume/cv.

Mr. Obama is the first African-American President of the United States of America.  His accomplishments have made such impacts on us as individual persons and our country in its entirety.  He is tough, resilient, skillful, smart, suave, articulate, educated, giving, loving and caring and last but not least, handsome.

Our President, Mr. Obama, has proven to be a brilliant leader.  Mr. Obama has given each and every male and female referred to as “minority” such hope of accomplishment.  He has attained the following for all of us with all of us in mind:

1.  Nobel Peace Prize Award

2.  Obamacare

3.  Prevented total loss of housing futures

4.  Bailed out the automotive system to prevent further economic collapse

5.  Assisted the banking system to prevent further economic collapse

6.  Bailed out mega insurance companies to prevent enormous job loss and further economic collapse

7.  Protected Americans from Al Quaida/eliminated Osama Bin Laden

8.  Protected US Military men and women via “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell” rules

9.  Challenged Wall Street anticks

10. Placed the welfare of people before politics

11. Promoted Equal Pay for Women (women make up the largest percentage of the workforce)

12.  Installed the first Latino Supreme Court Justice

13.  Averted a total collapse of our economic system

14.  Withdrew our military from Iraq

15.  Completed his first full term in office

What a gem we have shining over us.

Thanks Mr. President.  Keep up the excellent work.

Trayvon (cont’d)

Status to date of the Trayvon Martin case:   George Zimmerman has made bail after he and his wife lied to the courts  about their available funds.  After which, George was ordered to report back to jail.   Zimmerman’s attorney asked onlookers to forgive George (as he attempts to get George acquitted of all charges).  It will be interesting to see how Zimmerman’s defense attorney puts an ill-twist on the facts.  Chances are defense will blame the victim.