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Look no further then the steel city and it’s surrounding municipalities to find bitter small town folk who won’t hesitate to say so. This is the area Hillary threw down a shot of Crown at the bar to show she can hang with the boys.

We’ll one thing you can count on, it’s going to take more then drinking a shot of whiskey to convince those people in Hammond, Gary, Whiting, Griffith, Hobart, Portage and East Chicago that a vote for her is a vote for American jobs. These people will not be fooled. They are tough as hell and they see through bull s quite well.

I’ll say this, if the people in “the region” (that’s what they call it) outside of the city limits of Gary show strong support for Obama, this proves that he can garner the white working class vote. To me, this is the real test. Not those PA folks.

Those people outside of Gary hate black people as a whole because of the legacy of Richard G. Hatcher. Yea, I said it. I was born and raised in Gary. My dad worked in Inland steel for 30 years. I’ll call it like I know it.

But hopefully, those people understand that Hillary will play them like Bill did on the steel tariffs issue that his Administration tip toed around.

The real story is not what Indianapolis, Fort Wayne or Evansville think or how they vote. All eyes should be on one of the funkiest places on the planet, Lake County, Indiana.

Let’s see how funky Hillary can get. ( I really don’t want a visual of that)

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America. You’ve had almost 8 years of Dubya looking you right in the eye and lying to you. You had every reason to get rid of him before his re-election, yet some of you blindly believed in the President. “He wouldn’t mislead us”, you probably told yourself.

I bet those of you who fit in this category believe ‘ole Dubya” when he said (today) that the US is not in a recession. He says we’re just in a slow down.

You need to take a look at a post I’ve got in my tax cut economics category for a wake up. Last month, I predicted this statement would be coming out of his mouth fairly soon.

If you want more punishment for your stupidity, a vote for Clinton or McCain gives you what you want. They have a proven track record of being the type of people who have no problem looking you right in the eye and lying to you.

Be it related to an issue concerning our national security or a just a regular old presidential stump speech appearance, they’ll tell you what they think you either want to hear, changing their previously touted position in the blink of an eye; or tell you what they need to in order to either stoke fear in you or to clean up something they said that exposed them for the lying souls they really are.

I don’t live in a small town now. I don’t own a gun and I keep my religion to myself. But yes I’m bitter. I’m originally from a small town called Bitter City (Gary) Indiana. I know what being bitter is like living in a small town that has got the short end of the stick year after year after year.

I’ll just say that, collectively, this country has worked very hard to make it what it has been. In spite of all it’s transgressions, it’s still been the land of opportunity.

We have a new opportunity to add to the legacy of those of the past (all races, creeds and colors) who shed blood in all aspects of historic struggles that shaped our democracy.

If only so many were so aware of this.

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I just filled up my tank and the price of a gallon of regular is $3.50 plus at just about every gas station here in Raleigh, NC.

I just had to pay a $333 co-pay for a ct scan for my daughter earlier in the day.

I’m pissed.

I stop by a convience store and over hear several NC candidates for Governor advertisements for my vote while I was in line to pay for an overpriced bottle of Sunkist. All of them say that I need a governor that won’t look out for the special interest people or it’s time for the “not so special interest citizens of the state of NC” to have someone in the Governors house that will look out for them.

I get home, check the news on the net, and I’m inundated with video reports showing Hillary dancing on stage to the tune of Rocky, or reading about Obama asking people can they smell what he’s cookin.

And George W. Bush has the nerve to go to NEW ORLEANS of all places and dances on stage, having a good ole time with some house servant looking brotha with an umbrella dancing with him.

I have no choice but to vote and become involved in the political process no matter what the outcome of the 2008 Presidency for the rest of my life. I will not go down without a fight. The reason I blog now is solely to voice my “perspectives on life and politics from a brotha’s perspective”.

No political candidate speaks for me. I’ve got a decent paying job. I’ve got health insurance. I’ve got a home with a regular mortgage. I’m raising two girls and my spouse is someone with a Master’s Degree who’s had to accept a job paying her far below what she used to make and provide what’s needed to have something left after the important bills are paid, just to pay her student loans that will soon kick in after her deferment expires (she was unemployed for 8 months prior to this February 08).

I am doing great by some other peoples standards, but I am struggling to stay afloat. But I will stay afloat. And I will make my voice heard. I am neither black nor a liberal or a conservative. I am a citizen of these United States of America.

Hopefully, those of you voting for Hillary understands what someone is saying when they say they are voting for Obama more for the revolution that it fuels. Voting for Hillary does not fuel revolution. It brings back some of the same special interest people back into power or keeps some who’s already in power, in place.

The Clinton history of pandering has been “vetted” by ones look back at Bill’s Presidency. Do you think the Clintons are scared of any of us? Hell no. Especially not Bill. He’s shown us that hand.

I want someone who cares what white people are going to say about their moves/decisions. What Black people care about their moves/decisions. What Hispanics and Asians care about their moves/decisions. I want us all to have that weight.

I hope Obama wins. And after him, I hope someone else wins who’s so new to the scene that they too have not been around long enough to owe something to a special interest. They would have to worry about what THE PEOPLE think of his or her decisions as President.

And not let these bastards get away with gouging us at the pump and laying people off because their investors like it when they cut costs and move jobs overseas so the profits can go up so more rich people either here or in Saudi Arabia, Japan or China can buy the stock at a higher cost.

Hopefully, there are enough people out there thinking this way and not the same number of fools who actually voted for GHWB not once, but twice.

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“Clinton asks whoever is with him, “I don’t think I should take any s..t from anybody on that, do you?” Bill Clinton, you’ve been exposed for the a-hole you really are. You managed to JEDI MIND TRICK people into thinking you were “down” with them by playing the sax and displaying your chameleon like abilities in ‘championing black causes” while at the same time screwing (something you know a lot about) them by either signing legislation that was anti-black (welfare so called reform) or allowing laws that are clearly anti-black (Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act) to go unchallenged during your administration.

Now you’ve got the gall to act as though your appalled by ANYONE questioning whether YOU were using the race card when you linked Obama’s SC victory with Jesse Jackson’s in the past. You state that “I even put my presidential office (or whatever it is) in Harlem.

It’s in the re gentrified part of Harlem you fool. Don’t try and act like it’s across the street from Puffy’s restaurant or something. I hope the Boondocks makes an episode just for your trick a__ just like they did for Bob Johnson’s ole trick a__.

I’m pissed at the games Billary are playing. I expected this wholeheartedly from the Republicans. I have to say, I didn’t quite think about the racist wing of the Democrat party and how they’d go about and express their views or thoughts of a black president.

Screw the Democrat Party , the Republican Party, and to hell with a Libertarian. I’m with Michael Moore on this one. I support the revolutionary meaning of an Obama Presidency more so then Obama the candidate. This system needs to get a total re-haul.

From our products being pieces of crap to the revelations that our democracy can be bought (see both Dubya victories) leaves me pissed. THIS IS DURING MY WATCH!

The history books are past events revisited. WE ARE TRULY IN A PERIOD THAT WILL BE REFERENCED BY FUTURE HISTORY BOOKS. I DON’T WANT THEM MAKING REFERENCE TO THIS TIME AS THE PERIOD OF THE DOWNFALL OF THE USA!

If John Edwards was in the race instead of Obama, he’d get my vote. I’m sure Hillary would have displayed some of the same traits (her lying as_) in an effort to win at all costs against him. That surely would have given Edwards my support.

And just to think about the fact that I was actually considering voting for her (for I too thought having Bill back in the White House was not that bad of an idea for rebuilding America’s image abroad). I have now only come to see what the “pot calling the kettle black” Republican’s were saying all along.

That this guy is fake! HE MAKE’S ME WANT TO GIVE HIM THE FINGER!

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Bob Johnson, Maya Angelou, Maxine Waters. These are just a few stars of the 2008 remake of Uncle Tom’s Cabin retitled, Aunt Hillary’s Cabin.

Listen, one might take the position that the title of this post is mean spirited and suggests that I am a supporter of Obama because he’s black and the Bob Johnsons and Maya Angelo’s should be supporting him because he’s black and, well, their black.

If you read this post, maybe you’ll learn something about the black mind set that is shared by quite a few of the black middle class.

You see, I believe it is appalling for those individuals to be avid supporters for someone who has clearly played the race card against her black opponent time and time again. Hillary has done so with this youtube clip that, I believe advances a racial stereotype (Aunt Jemima) as well as the following:

  • Her campaigns involvement of putting out the Obama in Somalian Garb photo
  • Bill Clinton’s comparison of Obama to Jesse Jackson in winning South Carolina
  • Hillary’s statement that it took a white president to bring about real civil rights change, not Martin Luther Kings actions
  • Bill Clinton’s mockery of Obama’s candidacy as being a ‘fairy tale” on issues involving Iraq
  • Hillary refusing to denounce or reject Geraldine Ferraro’s comments of Obama’s campaign
  • Hillary not rebuking Bob Johnson’s mentioning of Obama’s admitted cocaine use in introducing her to a crowd of people
  • many many others………..

How can Maya Angelo end a campaign appearance with Hillary Clinton in Winston Salem, NC with the quote, “If you help her rise, we will all rise together,”? I mean her respect and star quality could potentially have CITIZENS black/white/hispanic/asian/other actually consider supporting Billary because they have some compassion for the less fortunate.

Under Bill Clinton, 225,000 more inmates were incarcerated in his 8 year presidency than were under the REAGAN administration. In total, between 1980 and 1999, the incarceration rate for African American males more than tripled from 1156 per 100,000, to 3,620 per 100,000. ” This was taken from an article written about Bill Clinton’s adoption or, as the article states, ‘stole the get tough on crime show” legacy.

The Billary (I call her candidacy Billary because this is what we’d really get if she won) presidency from 93 to 2000 supported and signed laws such as “The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994”. The incarceration rate of African American males continued to increase under the Clinton Administration, primarily due to this Act. Why is this important you ask?

The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 provided money to local and state governments to add 100,000 police to the streets and billions of money to help build———PRISONS.

What did Hillary just propose this April 2008 in a speech to Pa. supporters? To hire 100,000 police officers.

Now I know some of you are thinking, If they do the crime, they should do the time, right? (Cue the Starksy and Hutch theme song)

Well, the problem was that crimes the majority of the black males were incarcerated for during the Clinton Administration were for crack cocaine related convictions, a crime who’s penalties were certainly designed to disproportionately raise the incarceration rate of black males when it was signed into law during the Reagan Administration.

The Clinton presidency did nothing to try repeal or alter this law that unfairly incarcerated black males at a rate higher then the any other demographic. Instead, he used it to his advantage in showing he too could be tough on those thug black males.

To show you how savvy the Clintons are, they knew someone like me was privy to the statistics that show Bill Clinton’s performance in allowing Black males to rise alright, in the prison ranks that is.

So Hillary adds to her campaign speech stating that she’d add 100,000 police to the streets, that she’d also “eliminate the federal mandatory five year sentence for crack cocaine users”.

I guess we should be like Maya in this picture,Maya Angelo campaigning for Hillary Clinton with Bob Johnson on the banjo and Maxine Waters in the back ground

Starring Maya Angelo, Bob Johnson and Maxine Waters

Well, Hillary, the damage has already been done.

Maya, I understand you are a feminist. You have seen so many black women suffer from abuse and low self esteem as a result of their experience with African American men. I’m sure your even knowledgeable of the statistics I’ve mentioned in this post that shows just a GLIMMER of the black male experience in the U.S and offers some insight as to why they are so dysfunctional when it comes to relationships with women in general.

But how can you actually believe that a Hillary presidency will benefit the African American community? I think you’ve been smokin what Bob Johnson and Maxine Waters has been smokin.

That Billary Weed. You remember, the type that Bill Clinton said he didn’t inhale…………….

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I was watching what I believe was the Republican candidates for Governor of NC debate last night. What I find appalling is for the candidates to continue to state that less government leads to increased economic stimulus from business, which leads to more jobs and thus improved living standards in the/your community.

Well, the past six years (minus 2007 and the beginning of 2008) has shown just what having Republicans in control of the U S Senate and House provides when they offer up their tax break for business/rich people so the economy will grow and create more jobs philosophy.

  • A RECESSION!
  • MORE JOBS LOST THEN CREATED THAN AT THE START OF THEIR REGIME
  • HIGHER INFLATION
  • HIGHER FOOD COSTS
  • HIGHER PRICES ON EVERYTHING
  • MORE MONEY IN THE POCKETS OF THE UBER RICH TO SPEND ON TRIPS IN MONACO
  • LESS MONEY IN THE POCKETS OF THE UPPER MIDDLE/MIDDLE/LOWER CLASSES TO SPEND ON THINGS THAT ACTUALLY GROW OUR ECONOMY
  • PEOPLE LOSING THEIR JOBS TO PEOPLE IN INDIA
  • MORE PEOPLE LOSING THEIR JOBS TO PEOPLE FROM INDIA UNDER H1B IN THE U.S.
  • PEOPLE LOSING THEIR JOBS AT RECORD PACES TO NEAR SLAVE LABOR RATE MANUFACTURERS IN CHINA
  • PEOPLE LOSING THEIR JOBS TO LOW WAGE WILLING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN A TOWN NEAR YOU
  • MORE MERGERS OF MEGA CORPORATIONS CREATING MONOPOLIES AND LESS COMPETITION
  • RISING CEO PAY ( 100’S OF MILLIONS), THOUGH THEIR COMPANIES LAY OFF THOUSANDS OF U.S. WORKERS
  • MORE COLLEGE EDUCATED PEOPLE HAVING TO TAKE PAY CUTS FOR NEW JOBS LIKE CIRCUIT CITY OR SALES BECAUSE THEY WERE LAID OFF THEN TOLD THROUGH THE PRESS THAT THE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY THAT LAID THEM OFF CAN’T FIND QUALIFIED U.S. APPLICANTS SO THEY HAVE TO BRING IN PEOPLE FROM INDIA VIA THE H1B PROGRAM
  • THE HIGHEST GAS PRICES EVER SEEN IN THE U.S.
  • THE HIGHEST PROFITS OIL COMPANIES HAVE EVER SEEN
  • THE HOUSING SUBPRIME DEBACLE
  • THE BAIL OUT BY THE GOVERNMENT OF BUSINESSES TIED TO THE STOCK MARKET
  • HURRICANE KATRINA
  • COPORATE SCANDAL LIKE ENRON
  • THE MOST EMBARRASSING PRESIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATION IN MY LIFETIME (I BETTER NOT EVER HEAR ANYONE COMPLAIN ABOUT JIMMY CARTER AGAIN)
  • I WON’T EVEN MENTION AN UNJUSTIFIED WAR (FOR MONEY FOR THE UBER RICH THROUGH GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS; AND JUST WHERE DOES THOSE IRAQ OIL SALES GO TO ?)

I thought tax breaks that Republicans (including John McCain) want to make permanent helps create a robust economy. LISTEN FOLKS, the current administration is stalling, holding off as long as they can from stating the U.S. is in a recession so they can say after 2008 that no official word was ever given that the U.S. went into a recession in 2008 or 2007. KARL ROVE POLITICS BABY!

The tax breaks did nothing but tank the economy. WHEN A U.S. BIG BUSINESS IS GIVEN A TAX BREAK, THEY DON’T REINVEST THE BREAKS (MONEY) INTO THE COMPANY IN ORDER TO CREATE MORE JOBS! LIKE A CO-WORKER OF MINE ONCE TOLD ME, U.S. BUSINESSES AREN’T IN THE BUSINESS OF CREATING JOBS! THEIR IN THE BUSINESS OF MAKING MONEY! PRIMARILY THROUGH THEIR STOCK PRICES! THEY TAKE THE MONEY FROM TAX BREAKS AND SPEND IT ON THEMSELVES ( LIKE TRIPS TO MONACO OR GOLD SHOWER CURTAIN RINGS OR SOMETHING)

6 OF THE 7 PAST YEARS HAVE PROVED THIS. The Republicans had control of the US Senate, The House and the Presidency! They had what they wanted. Remember the Contract with America? It was the contract with American Businesses, not with you, Joe U.S. Citizen!

They have the gall to make political speeches about liberals. Republican Joe’s have the audacity to say the word “liberal” with such disgust when referring to a Democrat. THEY ARE THE DISGUSTING ONES. SCREW LIBERAL AND CONSERVATIVE MONIKERS PEOPLE!

You’ve got these idiots who just lost value in their home, or their jobs, or have seen their grocery bills and gas bills skyrocket, yet they still drive around with a “W” sticker on the back of their SUV’S and still proudly claim to be a Republican and that their “Republican Values” are better than yours.

Back to the candidates; These Republican candidates were so absolute in their tone when stating how out of touch the Democrat candidates are with reality on how to run this state effectively. Like anything less than a Republican Governor would be uncivilized (add the Grey Poupon tone).

The sad part about it is, THEY MIGHT BE RIGHT! The Democrats in this State are as corrupt as any Republican. All I got to tell you is to look up political scandal in the State of NC the past 6 or 7 years and see what I mean.

BUT I KNOW ONE THING, THEY (REPUBLICANS) ARE CERTAINLY NO BETTER AND I’LL SAY FAR MORE CORRUPT.

The one from Johnston county kept talking about how he know’s business because he owns one ( a construction business with a bunch of illegal immigrants as employees I bet; to cut costs) and how he cut something in Johnston County by like a million dollars.

These fools actually want the State Government Smaller! NC State Government Services already suck!

I can’t even get my driver’s license renewed without having to wait in line for an hour, then wait another hour to be serviced, all in all taking 3 hours to get a new address on my drivers license! IT’S BECAUSE THEIR UNDER STAFFED! BECAUSE SOME FOOL SURELY CREATED A BILL IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE TO CUT THE BUDGET OF THE DMV TO MAKE GOVERNMENT SMALLER! And that was probably, gulp, A N.C. DEMOCRAT SENATOR!

ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

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I had a comment to one of my posts that said Obama was starting to say what he truly feels about white people.

Her comment brought forth in my mind why I actually want to see in an Obama Presidency. I know, most of you who aren’t black ( and some of you who are) are stuck in the black people vote for black people mindset.

I am, however, an independent minded man. I love this country and I don’t play the liberal/conservative game as to how I live my life. I don’t like to be pigeon holed in any facet of life. I think that when the balance that allows capitalism to thrive is altered to tip in any one direction, our country cannot operate at it’s highest level.

Right now, It’s clearly tipped in the favor of the rich and powerful. In fact, in my adult life I don’t know if it’s ever been tilted in favor of the working class. When a rich person who is elected as a public official makes a decision that he or she can be exposed as having ulterior motives, they can say screw it, I don’t need this and go back to their riches. They don’t have to worry about what type of job they’ll be able to get or things those of us working class people have to worry about; like how do I feed my kid?!

Hillary can care less what the American public thinks about the decisions she makes. It shows in how easily she can spout lies.

Obama, on the other hand, has to choose his words carefully. If he’s the President, that continues. He understands the pitfalls that await a bad decision. Bush or Bill Clinton could care less and Billary would be the same.

I know, the idea of a President who has to worry about his/her every move doesn’t sound right for the Presidency of the USA. Well, that’s exactly what I believe the founding fathers were thinking when this great country was established.

An Obama Presidency delivers this. I feel for the guy. But just think about Presidents like FDR (new deal). Ted Kennedy (Cuban Missile Crisis). Hell, even Ronald Reagan (cold war). Think of the consequences had they made the wrong decision or accepted the wrong posture for the situation.

Now, live in the now and see how Dubya can get away with making a decision that has killed over 4000 brave Americans in Iraq for what we now know was for no reason (no wmd’s/Sadam’s a threat to the US) without consequence.

Do you really think an Obama Presidency could get away with that?

How bout this. Do you think a Clinton Presidency could get away with it? Be honest with yourself.

I’m tired of having people in positions where they can tell me to piss off when I want to question their actions that affect me (see any major business entity near you and your current President/Vice President).

That’s why I’m for an Obama Presidency. I’ll put his ass to fire like Dubya in my blog if he screws the country the way it has been screwed for the past 27 years.

Oh, and I’m 39 years old. Theres no coincidence that the TV/Refrigerator/car you’ve purchased from an American company the past 27 years has been a piece of crap! The American Corporation (that’s defined as a person via the courts) could care less that we are not satisfied with their product.

Essentially, they’ve been able to respond “what are you going to do about it?”, knowing that all the other companies products are pieces of crap as well.

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How does this hullaba about Obama using the word “bitter” to (accurately) explain why people in small towns distrust the government and displays such distrust by favoring gun rights and religion, give Hillary an opening to gain on Obama?

Because the PRESS says so. They are pubbing this because it is Obama’s week to get negative press. You guys don’t see it. Last week was Hillary’s Bosnia lies and the Penn/Columbia Free Trade fiasco, so this week the press allowed Hillary’s claim that Obama was/is an elitist to make headlines.

This of course does not do justice to the fact that the more worthy news story this week was the reporting that Bill Clinton was paid $800,000 by a free trade group who supports the free trade deal with the Columbian government, back in 2005. What a whooper.

This speaks directly to what Obama was saying about people in those small towns being bitter as a result of the performance of the Bush Administration and also that of Clintons (because of NAFTA and the ACTUAL job losses in small town USA it caused ).

The press is surely charging premium rates to it’s advertisers because they know the advertisers know the press is playing the USA’s viewership like a puppet. I understand that a Hillary supporter would chalk this next comment up to me being an avid Obama supporter, but to be honest, Hillary shouldn’t even be in the race anymore.

If the press wasn’t interested in making money and instead more interested and focused on being a responsible entity (like they used to be before the FCC was watered down to allow the stock market to control the media), they would have seized on Hillary’s Bosnia/Mark Penn/Bill Clinton/Columbian trade deal that Hillary is “so called” against debacle, with the same fervor it did on the Obama/Rev Wright relationship. She would have had to drop out due to embarrassment at least last week, or the end of this week. Gary Hart style.

Instead, they dare insinuate that Obama’s “bitter” remark was worthy of more media scrutiny than this weeks latest Hillary snafu (Bill Clinton’s $800,000 revelation and her just laughing it off) following up last weeks Penns revelation/so called resignation snafu.

The great thing is, the internet has allowed the overall US population to become a little less gullible to this game as it was during Dubya’s two campaigns.

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The one thing one cannot run from if you have a sizable amount of melanin in your skin is the fact that you will be viewed as a “Black American” by the majority in this country until it’s otherwise proven different.

I have a friend from Belize who told me that he’s viewed as such all the time. It’s not until he opens his mouth and his accent is heard that his white co-workers or the sandwich order taker at McDonalds takes notice.

You see, he (as I joked when I first met him) looks like any other “brotha” from 125th and Crenshaw in a city near you. He’s as brown as my avatar, yet he is by birth rite from Belize and therefore Hispanic. Born and raised. In passing, no matter how hard he would try (which I believe he doesn’t), the US majority will not allow him to be viewed any other way but as a black man.

Tiger Woods can’t escape it. Nor can Barack Obama.

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She’d have been forced out of the race some time ago. Like after Super Tuesday’s results or after being exposed for telling lie after lie after lie.

What cha think about THAT Geraldine?

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