Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

Coloreds Need Not Apply

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

A RECYCLED PRESENTATION – 1st POSTED MAY 22, 2008

Is there still racism in America? Of course there is. The fact that you can buy this button for $4.99 + $3.99 shipping on E-Bay is a pretty good indication of it. The ad copy calls it “cute”. I wonder how many Black Americans would think it “cute”?

I’m not a big Obama fan. But there’s no denying he’s an intelligent, charismatic Senator who rose from a lower, middle class background to become a member of one of the most prestigious institutions in this country – the United States Senate. I respect him for working hard to achieve that goal – and succeeding against incredible odds. To reduce this man to a dumb, mocking, racial stereotype makes me sick.

But this is America. Even assholes get to express their demented views and make a few bucks off them in the process. May it always be so.

We’ve come a long way, America – but don’t doubt for an instant we still have a long way to go.

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Are We There Yet?

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

We’ve only just started August and I’m already so sick of this presidential campaign, I wish they would hold the election tomorrow, cancel it altogether, or have Michelle Obama and Mrs. McSame decide the winner by a nude, oil- wrestling match. (BTW – I’d bet the Blond Bombshell would win in the first round- she’s COLD, bro!)

McClone compares Obama to Britney and Paris, late night comedians are dusting off all their “old” jokes to stick it to the potential Mc-hip-breaker, and the murderous, moronic Iraq war goes on and on and on. AND we’re supposed to listen to all this crap for another 3 FULL MONTHS!? Not me.

Look – this is the easiest choice for President since Hoover-Roosevelt in 1932.

• Do you like how things have gone for America these last 8-years? Fine – vote for McSame.

• Do you think it’s time to change course – although it has risks that ANY change implies? Good – Ochange-a is your man.

What can be simpler?

Me? I’m going to ignore ANYTHING ELECTION for the next three months and enjoy the rest of the Summer and Fall. “See ya – wouldn’t want to be-ya.” I now remember why I didn’t participate in this brain-dead, repetitious, stink- filled, sound-bitten, bullshit process (except once) for FORTY YEARS! I’ll try not to laugh – or cry – from the sidelines.

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Why Vote? And Why Vote for OBAMA? (Part II)

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

For 40-years I refused to vote – except for Ross Perot – in 1992. I was his Upstate NY Campaign Spokesperson – and he was a trip. I really believed he represented the drastic change America needed. What about the rest of the candidates from the major parties for all that time? I refused to make a choice between TweedleDumb and TweedleDumber.

“If you don’t vote, you can’t complain….” prattled the common masses. Oh, bite my slice – is that in the Constitution?

There’s something many people can’t seem to grasp: in the vast scheme of things, the President has a lot less power than you might think. Our government was designed that way – and that’s good – especially when we get klunkers like Bush and Cheney.

To the rest of the world, our President is more of a symbol than a power. He represents our national philosophy – those things for which we stand. And to me, that’s got to change – and at the speed of lightning. Bush, and McSame, symbolize an America that no longer exists. An America of abundant wealth and unsurpassed power. An America that’s the ‘Freedom Cop’ of the world – the land of unlimited growth and opportunity!

That America is gone. We may be sorry it’s gone – and I’ll certainly miss parts of it – but let’s not waste time on national nostalgia. It’s time we stepped into the global future – stop meddling in other countries’ affairs – and focus on becoming economically strong again. The rest of the world is important to us because we need every country to become valuable trading partners. We basically need 2-things: a vibrant economy and a powerful DEFENSE not an offense. We’ve made terrorism WORSE by our international meddling. America must still be on guard but for chrissakes! – let’s stop picking fights with those who don’t share our philosophy!

So who’s American face do we want for a global future? There’s no real choice. On Thursday, Obama went to Berlin and 200, 000 people turned out. They were young – some waved American flags – and they were excited. They weren’t thinking of the wonderful America of history – they were searching for the face of America’s future.

So should we.

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Tomorrow:  “A Tax on Stupid People”

For President – (reluctantly) – OBAMA – (Part 1)

Friday, July 25th, 2008

My love for American politics got blown away with the back of John Kennedy’s head in 1963. I was 13. As a well-read kid, I knew the ‘Oswald – Lone Nut’ theory was a crock of shit – but I couldn’t understand why our own govern- ment would lie to us. Today 4 out of 5 Americans do not believe the “Official” report – but at that time (when the numbers were reversed) you too would have gotten mighty confused had you been 13 – and all the adults thought of you as just a precocious dope.

I still clung on to parts of the American Political Fantasy for the next 5-years. I still wanted to believe. Then Martin Luther King was murdered by a “drifter” who didn’t have enough money for a decent room – but managed to travel around the world with lots of cash. Another ‘lone nut’ – hmmm.

But at least Bobby could light the beacon of America again – maybe – he was the only one left! Right. He was left on the floor of a hotel’s pantry filled with more bullets than he and the surrounding walls could possibly catch from the single gun of the convicted assassin.

My belief in the American political system was in tatters – but I still wanted to believe. Then came Vietnam. THAT WAS IT! Enough was enough. I refused to be taken for a fool any longer. Fool me once – shame on you. Fool me a dozen times ……………

I was given a college deferment so some other 19-year old could get his (usually black and poor) ass shot off. At least I had enough decency to tell my local draft board, “give me any goddam status you want: I’M NOT GOING! Yank my deferment – DRAFT ME! – Let’s get it on, MF-ers!” I never heard from them again. I entered college as a Political Science major – who refused to vote.

“But you know so much about politics!” people chirped, “Why don’t you vote?

“You just answered your own question,” I’d say.

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Tomorrow: Part II – Why vote? Why Obama?

FROM: the ‘Shut Up for Barack’ Committee

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

ATTENTION: ALL BLACK PASTORS

PLEASE DO NOT – repeat – DO NOT help Senator Obama any more with your comments in his bid for the Presidency. Your stupid and racial remarks are being misinterpreted by the power-elite, white establishment press as “stupid” and “racial”. Cool it, Homeboys! Be no mo’ jivin’. Straight up.

(Signed)

Michelle Obama, Chairperson, ‘Shut Up for Barack’ Committee

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Coloreds Need Not Apply

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

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Is there still racism in America? Of course there is. The fact that you can buy this button for $4.99 + $3.99 shipping on E-Bay is a pretty good indication of it. The ad copy calls it “cute”. I wonder how many Black Americans would think it “cute”?

I’m not a big Obama fan. But there’s no denying he’s an intelligent, charismatic Senator who rose from a lower, middle class background to become a member of one of the most prestigious institutions in this country – the United States Senate. I respect him for working hard to achieve that goal – and succeeding against incredible odds. To reduce this man to a dumb, mocking, racial stereotype makes me sick.

But this is America. Even assholes get to express their demented views and make a few bucks off them in the process. May it always be so.

We’ve come a long way, America – but don’t doubt for an instant we still have a long way to go.

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