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Taxpayers Fund a Losing Political Process

In Congress, democrats, elections, politicians, politics, Race and Class on January 13, 2016 at 2:15 am

My young adult son constantly barrages me with political questions while giving a lot of historical facts that are amazing.  For example I asked him why are some of the Irish so dark.  He said Spain. Why are the Indians from India so dark? He said Persia, and on and on and on. Today I had to tell him that black people might protest themselves into apartheid because they will not vote.  Ferguson is a huge example. Instead of voting in and voting out proper and improper political representation the citizens of Ferguson let a situation simmer and than burn out of control.

It is easy for me to say that citizens don’t vote.  However as I pondered this explanation, the core reason is citizens don’t vote because the United States funds two political parties that don’t really want people to vote. The party that is the guiltiest is the democratic party as the former first lady treats the presidency like a dog with a bone and the democratic party supports it.  In a fair world this first lady would be gracious and say I’ve been in the white house for eight years and I want my legacy to be helping another woman to get into the white house. Not in the two party system we live in. Not where politicians have almost scotus credentials in elected political offices.

If tax payers fund political parties the U.S. should mandate that parties engage in political educational activities,publicly post meetings, and have a minimum of four candidates on ballots. Furthermore, elections should be clearly announced and efforts should be made to recruit people of all backgrounds. At this point the United States is stuck on something not resembling democracy because of the selfishness of the politicos in office. It needs to stop and it needs to be regulated.

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Applying Moores Law to Education

In Afrian American Twitters, African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, african american twitters, College Educated, colleges and universities, economy, Education, educational policies, employment, female blogger, female bloggers, Free Stuff on October 31, 2010 at 12:12 am

Slowly but surely  a pattern is emerging that Moores Law – the theory that microprocessing power grows exponentially every year is not just applicable to computing but also it appears that the needs of a knowledge worker society and educational needs are also growing exponentially also.  Many individuals are wondering what’s going on and the constant talk of the decline of the middle class is all but a reflection of the refusal of the population to become more educated with the times.

Up until the technological era there was always a recognition that individuals must keep up, must become more educated and knowledgeable to keep up with the changing needs of society.  The U.S. has gone from a country where reading and writing were optional needs to survival, then maybe a third grade education, finally a high school education and then the recognition that obtaining more  education was necessary to  survival was obsolete.  Instead of moving on and pursuing higher forms of  knowledge informally or formally individuals stopped in their footsteps and refused to go any further and have since the late 70’s blamed the government for not maintaining manufacturing  jobs.

While manufacturing jobs may be a small option for some individuals the plain truth is if  you have a brain and it works especially for kids in the educational system the key to survival is using it to the fullest for obtainment of more and more knowledge.  If citizens of the U.S. fail to recognize this the U.S. is rapidly heading towards a welfare state that it will not be able to sustain.  As Moores Law applies to education, the number one priority  the U.S. has is preparing current students for this reality.  The educational needs are not going to slow at this point they will only accelerate and if the U.S. fails to respond it will eventually be a failed state and the risk accelerates every couple of months as we are hurled towards the black hole of the unknown.

At this point knowledge has to be formally and informally obtained, formal education if not done right is not going to do anyone any good.  However those individuals who can give themselves even a quality informal education will survive and be way ahead of the needs of society if they recognize learning is a life long endeavor and at this point a means to survival.

Here are some resources for keeping  yourself flexible and ahead of the game:

MIT Open Courseware

OpenLearn

Carnegie Mellon Open Learning

Tufts University

Stanford on Itunes

Free UC Berkely Classes online

There are more free online classes these are just a few.

A quick Google search of Moores Law and education brings up the following:  Nothing resembling this theory yet 🙂

However judging by the number of free educational courses this is a theory that’s out there and very widely belived in to the point where educators are giving courses away for free.




Don’t You Want Me Baby “Wake Up You Were Our Nirvana” “We Transcended”

In Afrian American Twitters, African American Blogs, african american twitters, barack obama, black blogger, black bloggers, black twitters, Black Women Bloggers, elections, politics on October 27, 2010 at 5:39 pm

 

The Fundamental problem with the Obama presidency is that Obama fundamentally believes until he became president we were a country without direction, without pride and without accomplishment.  This is fundamentally summarized in First Lady Michelle Obama’s comments on the night her husband won the democratic presidential nomination.

 

 

What the Obama’s have failed to realize is that though the United States has problems; the radical change sought by President Obama is not the change we so wanted craved or needed.  The change that the United States needs in the next two years and that any president entering office should realize is that the U.S. is in need of incremental change and enforcement of existing laws and the use of existing resources.  While Obama was elected for change it was not for radical change but literally to increase the change in the pockets of U.S. citizens.

Obama was not elected to implement some shadowy scary  liberal agenda.  What bothers this pundit most is that President Obama had a set agenda in place prior to his inauguration and is doggedly attached to it.  Obama insists on telling the American people that he has made us and we are nothing without him.  In Obama’s 2004 convention speech he emphasized there were no varied America’s not a blue one or a red one but a United Stated of America.  However under his presidency we have never been so polarized since say the civil rights movement.  Is it the Tea Party? Is it the Republicans?  or Is it that a sitting president  would campaign for his political party like the 48% of people who did not vote for him are not deserving of representation.  Or is it that we all know that if the democrats remain in power they will continue to unbalance the separation of powers allowing the executive branch to out do and supersede all other branches of government our founders put in place so the U.S. could be the protector of all of our rights.

While it is easy for Obama and his supporters to blame the funny little tea party and the republicans for their problems, they fail to realize that they are dealing with thinking intelligent beings in the United States that were able to push through the minutiae of  the past and present to elect a black colored man to office.  While Obama mires himself in what we are not; all we have to do is look at the Obama’s and know what we are.  We are the USA where we transcended to elect him a black man to be our president.  Finally if he did not think he could solve our problems in four years he should not have signed up for the job.

At this point the only thing I want from Barack Obama is for him to govern and frankly to stop defining himself as a democrat but as a human being and the president of the United States.  To be frank I don’t want to toss and turn at night thinking Obama will turn our country into some sort of Stalinist regime and I do.  If only Obama could love the United States, if only he could love us and not try to change us so much, and stop telling us that without him and the dems we are nothing.  I could sleep well at night.  Unfortunately at this point the whole political situation looks like a catch 22 between The Dems as Pinky and the Brain:

 

and the Tea Party and Republicans as inbred backwoods zombies creating a thriller of a situation for the American Public.

 

 

 

Finally all I want to say is “they don’t really care about us”

 

 

 

{Personally,  the major problem in the United States is the educational system.  Our kids will continue to be mis-educated as long as there are class differences, income differences, and racial differences in the U.S.  There are plenty of high skilled jobs in the U.S. but not enough high skilled workers in the right areas.  We will fall if this is not dealt with.  As for no Child Left Behind the spirit of the law has been changed to give each child an equal shake and an equal opportunity however under Obama in the county I live in this has turned into children participating in the program being legally segregated.  The facilities are literally separate and unequal but that’s another story. We have never seen as much elitism and favoritism in this country ever we may as well be living under a monarchy or aristocracy}

Why Barack Obama is having Polling Problems

In African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, african american twitters, barack obama, black blogger, black bloggers, black twitters, Black Women Bloggers, College Educated, colleges and universities, conservatives, current events, democrats, economy, Education, educational policies, elections, ethnic twitters, female blogger, politicians, politics, Poverty, Sarah Palin, The Economy on September 1, 2010 at 6:11 pm

As the polls fall for our Golden Boy Barack Obama, it is tempting for his staunch supporters to argue that Obama is the victim of racists or that the reason things have not totally turned around is because of all the luggage left by George Bush. While these arguments may hold a little sway, the truth is that Barack Promised us change and what we essentially got was more of the same in far left clothing and shall I dare say in a less compassionate package than George Bush Jr.

After Barack Obama was elected it became extremely apparent that he was not going to diverge much from his predecessor George Bush. While some believed that when it was time to appoint cabinet members Obama would appoint cabinet members with the finest credentials Pulitzers, nobels, and other such folks Obama had another agenda on his mind, he made cabinet appointments of people who were his friends, acquaintances and yes men. He essentially used the spoils system when appointing staff just like his predecessor George W. Bush. For example he made the superintendant of Chicago Public Schools the Secretary of Education for all of our students despite the fact that Chicago had one of the highest dropout rate of students in the country; Tim Geithner could not figure out his taxes let alone be expected to solve the economic problems of the nation; a governor appointed to head Health and Services instead of a career professional within the organization made and makes the Obama presidency problematic and leads a rational human being to question his motives and common sense. The reason Barack Obama can not blame George Bush for the problems now affecting the United States is because President Obama left his A game at home failing to realize that his logic and common sense would not be enough. President Obama thought he could choose anyone for the very complex jobs of running the nation because he thought the President could do anything and make up for the short comings of his staff. Gomer Pyle came to town with his sergeant in hand because he was his friend.

This is where the Palin phenomena begins to come into play. Palin is definitely not very smart. This has to be said twice Palin is not very knowledgeable, but she may be smart enough to run a country in knowing the difference between what the country needs and what she may want. She may want Cousin May to be head of Health and Human services but she knows the country needs something more than cousin May, and this may seem a rather extreme comparison when juxtaposed with Palin’s rather basic rudimentary college degree with Barack Obama’s super elite circle Obama’s cabinet appointments boil down to appointing Palin’s Cousin May. As the American people observe this they begin to seriously doubt that change will happen under the Obama administration and look and wait for something different and hope it comes.

Like Bush enormous dollars go out of the United States treasury to various entities but people really believe that the money gets siphoned off to friends as in the Bush administration. I think what has set the last two administrations apart from other administrations are the excesses of money leaving the U.S. coffers and no one knowing where it ends up. The citizens of the United States see constant spending but no effective change, they are not experiencing the trickle nickel effect and are beginning to suspect those nickels are lost in the air. As public opinion starts to go against Barack Obama the folks of the United States are beginning to say they liked George Bush better. This is because many believe that Barack Obama would step on Granny to get across the street. This is because of the caviler treatment of babies, executive orders to continue using them for research, lip service to education, and all that money flowing out for new causes. As time goes on we begin to question if President Obama has a heart. Whereas innately the American people knew that on a personal level the former President George Bush could not face a wrong and let it continue, think the Iraq war was never real to him but a third term baby is real. This is what is lacking from President Barack Obama the human touch while he can recite lofty ideas one ultimately believes that if he saw ya being carjacked he’d keep driving.

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Elena Kagan Head of Ministry of Truth (Minitruth) Representing the Republic of Democratia

In African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, black blogger, black bloggers, Black Women Bloggers, civil rights, Congress, democrats, political corruption, politics, the supreme court on July 24, 2010 at 8:49 pm

As Elena Kagan made courtesy calls on United States Senators last week one wonders what the substance of the conversations she had with lawmakers particularly democratic lawmakers was.  Was it what’s your issue, let me know and if you give me your vote, I’ll make sure I vote for it.  What is particularly disturbing about the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court is that it is a given that she has no intention of interpreting the laws as a duty set out by the U.S. Constitution.  Elena Kagan, if confirmed will be there to rubbber stamp a clearly partisan agenda.  One would hope that a supreme court justice would be gray in their outlook, and be able to dig into the tome of the constitution and render a decision; but something everyone probably agrees upon to themselves or publicly is it is probably extremely doubtful that Kagan will be capable of interpreting anything unless it is in concurrence with her preconceived ideas or agenda.

The failure to take ideas and follow directions was never so illustrated as with Elena Kagan and the Solomon Amendment and her refusal to allow military  recruitment on Harvard’s campus because of the U.S. Governments don’t ask don’t tell policy.  The Solomon amendment   required schools that receive federal funding to grant military recruiters “most favorable access” to their students or risk losing federal funds.  Kagan citing don’t ask don’t tell barred military recruiters from Harvard Career recruitment offices saying the don’t ask don’t tell policy came into conflict with Harvard’s own policy that said organizations that discriminated against gays could not recruit on campus.  Kagan conveniently forgot that in a federal emergency the US government protects Harvard from all sorts of maladies diseases, terrorism, whatever the Government would be there and she most conveniently forgot that the Federal government gives Harvard university 300,000,000  dollars a year in federal funding.  However despite the Solomon amendment and at the risk of losing 300 million dollars for her university Kagan barred the military from campus and had her decision overturned.  It does not take an education over the first grade to understand Elena Kagan has no intention of interpreting anything and could not even interpret a simple law when 300 million dollars was at risk for her college campus.

“delicate pieces of forgery in which you had nothing to guide you except your knowledge of the principles of ingsoc and your estimate of what the party wanted you to say.” –George Orwell 1984

While the Kagan’s refusal to abide by the Solomon amendment is an example of Kagans inability to interpret a law that put 300 million dollars of government money at risk for her university for her liberal bias as discussed above, the inappropriate interpretation of a law is by no means criminal.  However the Orwellian manipulation of information for the sake of her democratic party gets Kagan crowned the secretary of Orwell’s 1984’s Ministry of Truth who’s main purpose in the book was the falsification and manipulation of data.  Kagan leaned on two medical organizations with the full weight of the President of the United State’s office at the time to replace their wording with her wording as it regarded medical information for citizens of the United States. There are some blind individuals who call themselves democrats who want to argue that the individuals decimating this information  about Elena Kagan are antiabortionists with a grudge.  The honest truth is that after the full weight of Kagan’s and the Clinton administrations actions sinks in with the American People it will be pretty hard for any thinking citizen to believe a word that is issued from government assertions and/or Medical Organizations.  It will be hard for the National Institute of Health to issue a H1N1 warning because Kagan and the actions of the Clinton administration have violated the public trust.  While Kagan argues in her confirmation hearing that, hey little oh me can’t get the GRANDE doctors to change their minds about policy issues and that they made their own decisions. One of her memos tells a vastly different story and that the full weight of the presidential office (Appoints the FBI and CIA directors, HEAD OF THE MILITARY, in charge of Grant Money that funds major research etc.) was launched against ACOG to have the policy changed, The memo states,

“For many months, the folks at ACOG had been unwilling to speak with us about the medical issues surrounding the partial birth ban, but Marilyn Yeager convinced them to do so.”

The President of the United States office had not been calling ACOG  for hours, for days, for weeks, but for months to get them to change a medical policy and assertion that ACOG felt was the best policy statement representing the American people.  The original statement ACOG issued was as follows:

“a select panel convened by ACOG could identify no circumstances under which an intact dilation and extraction would be the only option to save the life or preserve the health of the- woman.”

by the time Elena Kagan finished leaning on ACOG with the  Full Power of the President of the United States she was allowed to write and amend the above  statement to read the following:

“An intact D&X, however, may be the best or most appropriate procedure in a particular circumstance to save the life or preserve the health of a woman, and a doctor should be allowed to make this determination.”

If one has any doubt as to Elena Kagan’s knowledge that this statement was a fallacious  and misleading amendment of the original statement, the following quote from a Kagan memo should let shed light on the fact that Kagan was aware that partial birth abortions just were not done.

“I will spare you all the medical details here. Suffice it to say that we went through every  circumstance imaginable — post- and pre-viability, assuming malformed fetuses, assuming other medical conditions, etc., etc.– and there just aren’t many where use of the partial-birth abortion is the least risky, let alone the “necessary,” approach. No one should worry about being able to drive a truck through the President’s proposed exception; the real issue is whether anything at all can get through it.”

The text in red clearly implies that substantively Kagan knew that as far as ACOG was concerned partial birth abortions were not necessary and she deliberately changed the language for the ideology of the democratic party.  As a United States citizen I would hope that every appointed and elected official feels allegiance to the flag and the constitution of the United States and not to a political party or ideology.  Kagan clearly does not possess the allegiance to the United States and her dogmatism concerning the democratic party is scary.

Finally, as an African American living in the United States I find the comparison that Elena Kagan carries the legacy of Thurgood Marshall extremely offensive.  It appears to me that she and her whole generation are looking to be bigger badder and mightier than they civil rights leaders of the fifties and the sixties.  I have never heard any examples of Thurgood Marshall falsifying and altering documents and I think I never will.  Thurgood Marshall is most famous for the case Brown vs. Board of education which earned him a place on the supreme court.  It was not given because he knew how to lick.

If Kegan is confirmed it will send a terrible message of Partisanship and our nation should be afraid that one party for the sake of a party can not see right from wrong.




This was clear intimidation and the abuse of Public office.  This is not a Kagan issue at this point this is an office of the president issue by which all involved including Kagan should be investigated for intimidating and altering the statement of a medical body.

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this is not an abortion issue it is an honesty and ethics issue a supreme court  without a conscious is bound to sink the court into decisions that future generations will find untenable as well as perplexing that such individuals made it to the supreme court, it will further be a blaring blight to future generations because Kagan is one of the first waves of women on the court.

1. Kagans Failure to realize her role as an attorney, ethical human being and an advisor rather than as a get it done partisan politico is extremely disturbing and definitely indicates that she is incapable of interpreting the law objectively.

2. Kagans actions as well as the Clinton administration’s use of the office of President to intimidate and lean on a medical organization to alter facts and the meaning of a policy is criminal whether its ever prosecuted.  Medical advice and knowledge can not be spread by political will or desire.  In light of the technological age we are entering it

3.  is extremely troubling that someone with the political nature of Elena Kegan will sit on the court and rule on cases that are health care and body related and can be extremely divisive.

4. Extremely insulting to me as an African American that certain politicians are saying that Elena Kagan Carries on the legacy of Thurgood Marshall.  Whatever Marshall’s persoanl life was about and he admittedly in his authorized biography never claims to be particularly moral,  his professional life involved the representation of God Fearing moral individuals who aspired to take a moral high ground.  Thurgood Marshall was a civil rights attorney, there were no medical edicts on race,

References:

Slate: When Kegan Played Doctor

Elena Kagans Partial Birth Abortion Memo

Kegan Memo 1of2

National Review:  Kagans Abortion Distortion

Everett Koop An Open Letter to the American People

Pro-Life Group Calls for Senate Investigation of ‘Discrepancy’ in Kagan Testimony

AUL Report on Elena Kagan

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Congratulations Barack Obama and The United States For Your Nobel Prize Win

In Afrian American Twitters, African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, african american twitters, barack obama, black blogger, black bloggers, black twitters, Black Women Bloggers, celebrities, civil rights, democrats, elections, ethnic twitters, EU Community, europe, female blogger, female bloggers, Georgia, human rights, International Relations, michelle obama, politicians, politics, Race, Race and Class on October 10, 2009 at 3:04 am

Barack Obama has brought International prestige and acclaim to the United States with the winning of the Nobel Peace prize.  While the prize was shocking to many, if the citizens of  United States would close their eyes and remember why they voted for him they would realize that he deserves and earned the Nobel Peace Prize.  I can not say that I necessarily agree or even know clearly the rationale of the Nobel committee for awarding the Nobel Peace prize to Barack Obama but I can articulate why I think he deserves the prize.

Barack and Michelle  Obama deserve the Nobel Peace Prize for first of all being able to transcend themselves.  In a world that frequently says you can’t and in a country that had never had a President of color The Obama’s said “Yes We Can”.   They said Yes We can and Did.  Barack Obama did not come from a two parent home with Daddy throwing him up to the sky every night,   Barack Obama even mentions that he comes from a home where people may have told him they were scared of black men because he was raised by his caucasian grandmother.    President OBama’s history and his subsequent accomplishments are a beacon of light to every child around the world who experiences controversies and problems in their lives.  The ability of Barack Obama to overcome himself and his environment is a world class accomplishment, Nobel Prize worthy because one of the hardest things for people to do is to overcome themselves.  Many great thinkers have written about this Napoleon Hill, recitations of the words of Jesus and others.

Barack Obama deserves the Nobel Prize by helping to prove to the world that the United States is not full of racists who hate black people and that the notion that an American Dream is possible for all is a reality not a notion for whites only.  In a sociology class I learned about the third generational theory that all European racial groups who come to the United States can meld into the fabric of the United States and eventually become white or plain American, whereas people of color Asians, Blacks, Latinos, were subsequently out of luck and could never really melt because of their race into an American characteristic.  Barack Obama and the United State shattered this myth by voting for him as President by actually implementing the words of Martin Luther King “not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character”.  The various races of the United States gave Barack Obama a mandate.  Barack Obama was not a president installed by force, given to the United States by some International Super Power he was democratically elected by the American people who said that we don’t care about race anymore just someone willing to work for our interests.

As for the significance of Barack Obama post election we the American People seriously hope that he will use the slogan YES WE CAN to solve our problems as well as take the attitude of YES WE CAN to the world and help solve their problems.      As for what has gone wrong with the Presidency up to know, by and large Obama and the Democrats refuse to ignore the voices that did not elect them.  The only way Obama can keep his promises is to ignore the voices of dissension and keep a straight path and fulfill his promise.

Universal Health Care

Peace in The Middle East

Bill Clinton Nobel Peace Prize

Yes We CAN

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The United States of Chicago, Oprah Queen of the World

In Afrian American Twitters, African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, african american twitters, black twitters, International Relations, politics, Poverty, Race and Class on October 1, 2009 at 8:26 am

While the United States faces amazing obstacles that the president inherited from the previous administration, unemployment, foreclosures, bank closures, and social upheavals the president of the United States has demoted himself to the President of Chicago, winging him up is Oprah Queen of the world.  One wonders if the bid for the Olympics is a true desire for the city of Chicago or just a power play to see if Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama can be crowned King and Queen of World Influence.

While Oprah and Barack seek to be anointed King and Queen of the world ie. First Black President of the United States and Richest Black woman in the world , one wonders why the concept of solving very real problems in the city they call home is one challenge that they seem not to be too interested in solving.  Currently Barack Obama seems to be not too interested in solving Americas problems but getting the Olympics to Chicago, just like he did not seem to be too interested in solving Chicago’s problems but being president of the United  States .

The Quest for the Olympics  seems to be very fake and shallow when there are young men and women beating each other to death on the streets of Chicago.

The quest for the Olympics seems to be a facade when a cold winter is approaching and there are  individuals who may not have heat to heat there homes in Chicago or in Barack Obama’s case the United States.

These are problems that effect all cities not just Chicago but these are problems that Chicago seems not to be interested in taking care of.  To the King and Queen of the World the very real problems of Chicago do not exist for they are essentially saying to the poor of Chicago “LET THEM EAT THE OLYMPICS”

Finally the caveat in the Chicago quest for the Olympics is that they are not that major of a city.  For some of the Olympians this will be there first and only trip to the Olympics.  Honestly now where would you want to be in the summer of 2016 in the mean streets of Chicago or on a Sunny beach in RIO.  Ask the fallen flight of RIO to Paris where they would have rather been.  RIO to PARIS. Straight Shot………..

ITS RIO BABY

Roman Polanski Child Rapist

In Afrian American Twitters, African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, african american twitters, black blogger, black bloggers, black twitters, Black Women Bloggers, EU Community, europe, human rights, International Relations, politics on September 30, 2009 at 6:57 am

As the world watches and debates over Roman Polansky and his recent arrest over a 30 year old child rape charge, it is becoming pretty obvious that Roman Polanski was part of a clique, it could be a wild clique that drinks smokes pot and has sex with underaged girls with their consent, but it’s not.  It’s becoming pretty obvious that Roman Polanski is part of a clique that emotionally ravages, rapes, and preys on underage children.   This is increasingly looking like a Hollywood clique that ravages women and innocent children.  The recent revelations of Mackenzie Philips just confirms the disgraceful behavior of this Hollywood clique and makes it imperative that Roman Polanski give society their justice.

The reaction of some in the international community and in the film community is rapidly giving credence to the conservative cries that the entertainment industry is filled with libertines and there are some foreigners who don’t share our world view.  The name that is frequently mentioned as being outraged about Roman Polanski being arrested is Woody Allen.

Connecticut Magazine writes the following:
The Mia Farrow-Woody Allen relationship first exploded in January 1992, when Farrow found photos of her adopted daughter (13), Soon-Yi Previn, posing naked in Allen’s New York City apartment. Later that year, in August, Allen was accused of molesting and sexually assaulting his 7-year-old adopted daughter, Dylan, at Farrow’s Bridgewater home.
Initially, the complaint was filed with New York authorities, but they took no action. Paul Williams, a Caseworker of the Year for New York City’s Human Resources Administration, tried to bring the case to Family Court (against the orders of his superiors) and was fired for “unethical conduct.” Seven months later he was reinstated as a supervisor, a position he still holds.

While Woody Allen was not convicted he did marry his very young adopted daughter.  This is scary stuff and these are scary people.

Next the current Prime Minister of France Sarkozy, isn’t he the one who divorced his wife in office and brought his swim suit model mistress into the presidential home.  This is not behavior we want to Model  in the United States.   We respect ourFirst Ladies and sometimes they are the deciding factor in the election of their husbands.  We respect and revere women and children in the United States and to not convice a child rapist is against everything the United States stands for ask the ones in jail.

Francois Mitterand argues that Roman Polanski was a holocaust victim and therefore should walk on the charges on drugging, sodomizing,  and raping a 13 year girl he said he wanted to photograph.  To make the argument that just becasue someone was a holocaust victim is just as strange as letting the nationstate of Israel terrorize the Palestinians .  It is unfortunate the Holocaust happened but it is not an excuse to go on a crime spree.

As for the others I am no aware of the others defending Roman Polanski, my only hope is that it’s not Quentin Terrintino because I absolutely love him and may have to stop watchingif I belive the pro-women movie maker supported the rapist Polanski.

Finally, I think the countries who do support this rapist should be evaluated by the UN for how they treat women and children in their countries.  Rape is a human rights issue.

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To be Continued

Sotomayor for Supreme Court Justice Trojans in the Minority Community

In Afrian American Twitters, African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, african american twitters, black blogger, black bloggers, Black Women Bloggers, civil rights, politics on May 30, 2009 at 4:01 pm

There was a time when minority people understood that just because they shared the same race with an individual this did not mean that these people shared the same agenda or in the least they were allowed to criticize or critique these minorities and what they represented and stood for.   This was never so illustrated as in the contradictions between WEB Dubois and Booker T. Washington.  Prior to WEB Dubois’s death he said the following to Ralph Mcgill about Booker T. Washington and Washington’s benefactors:

“I wish you had gone,” I said . “Joel Chandler Harris was a good man, as were his closest associates.”

“No,” he replied, “it was no use. He and they had no question in their minds about the status of the Negro as a separated, lesser citizen. They perhaps were kind men, as you say. They unhesitatingly lived up to a paternalistic role, a sort of noblesse oblige. But that was all. The status slowly had become immutable insofar as the South’s leaders of that time were concerned. Booker T. Washington had helped them rationalize it. I do not think that he meant to do so. But he did. In fact, he put a public stamp of acceptance on it there in your city when he spoke at the Atlanta Exposition…………in that same speech he implicitly abandoned all political and social rights.”

The recent nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the supreme court and the blank check endorsement of her by  organizations that are for the advancement of minorities is highly troubling.  Sotomoyar has almost publicly avowed in her appeals court decisions that she does not believe that race based discrimination exists for anyone white, black, or green unless maybe you are Hispanic.

The case African Americans should be most aware of is the King vs American Airlines case.  The Kings an African American couple who prepurchased tickets were asked to get off a plane because the plane was full.  There were other non-black individuals on the plane, some who had purchased their tickets on standby and were not asked to leave the plane.    A lower court ruled that this black couple had been discriminated against, upon appeal to Sotomayor the case was overturned and they were directed to file a complaint with a federal agency instead of a lawsuit.   This is clearly a racist attitude towards black people.   In another case a black nurse was fired from a hospital the nurse claimed it was because of race, age and disability.  Sotomayor threw out the race and age claims and allowed the disability claim to precede.  The above cases are an obvious case of a potential supreme court judge who is not for African American individuals.

However Sotomayor is loyal and ethnocentric in her decisions regarding Hispanic plaintiffs.   In a decision involving a sexual discrimination in a case where one Hispanic made lewd remarks to another Hispanic and the woman who was the target of the remarks hit the man who made the remarks resulting in a fight and both individuals being fired Sotomayor prevailed for the plaintiff the woman who threw the first hit.  While the lower courts who ruled against the plaintiff  probably thought that the plaintiff  should have reported him immediately to management instead of hitting him.  Violence in the workplace can be just as harmful as sexual harassment.  The contradiction of telling the black non-violent couple to report their problems to a federal agency and ruling for a violent Latino who initiated a fight at work is clearly a contradiction that should be examined.

In addition , the appointment of Sotomayer by President Obama conflicts with his statements that he was highly disturbed with the disparities in drug sentencing by the government as well as to his commitment to his constitutional law background.  In. U.S. vs Santa  Sotomayor accepted evidence from a search warrant that had been vacated and was seventeen months old.  While some would say that a criminal was convicted and the illegal search should stand this is clearly not what the  founders of the constitution meant when they made the fourth amendment against illegal searches and seizures. I don’t think the writers of the constitution would think that the kings representatives holding an invalid warrant should have the right to knock someones door down.  I don’t have to be a constitutional scholar to figure this one out.

While liberals are rejoicing at the appointment of Sotomayor by Barack Obama, they should be mindful of the fact that Sotmayor is a protege of the First George Bush who appointed  Clarence Thomas and like Clarence Thomas she is Catholic.  Clarence Thomas has been a reliable voice against blacks and the little striving man.  Sotomayor is probably likely to walk in the shoes of Thomas  unless of course if you are Hispanic and Sotomayor may be likely use her Latino wisdom to rule in favor of Latinos; unlike Thomas who has no race loyalty.  President Obama is perfectly aware of the fact that Sotomayor was appointed by a republican and considers it a plus, the other plus he has for her is that she was a tough prosecutor. This flies in the face with Obama’s murmurings that he was concerned about persons of certain races and classes treated unjustly by the Justice System.   Viewing the video below, one wonders what party Obama represents and if he is a trojan let in by those who so wanted to believe that he was the “Black Hope”

One hundred and five years ago WEB Dubois wrote  “The problem of the twentieth century is the color line”  As we are well into the dawn of the twenty-first century the problem of the twenty-first century is still the color line.  It may be a flipped color line but it is the color line and one should always be mindful of King’s words “not the color of a man’s skin but the content of their character”

Playing the Michelle Card Michelle Obama and Black Women

In Afrian American Twitters, African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, african american twitters, barack obama, black blogger, black bloggers, black twitters, Black Women Bloggers, democrats, ethnic twitters, female blogger, politics on May 25, 2009 at 11:02 pm

As we prepare for the announcement of a New Supreme Court Justice the writing is on the wall that though black women have been part of this country since it’s founding there will not be a black female Supreme Court Justice.  The major news outlets refuse to even consider that a black women will sit on the supreme court.   However the big signal that a black women will not be the definite choice for the Supreme Court is the huge cover article that the Obama propoganda machine has negotiated on Michelle Obama with Time magazine, hitting the stands the same week that everyone speculates that Barack Obama will announce a new Supreme Court nominee in essence playing the Michelle card to Black women and those who care for them. 

While it is refreshing to have a Black First Lady in the White House its becoming increasingly obvious that she has no or does not care to  have any sway or bedtime influence on her husband as it relates to black women and their position in the Obama administration.  The nonadvocacy of the aspirations of black females in the upper reaches in government have literally been squashed in the Obama administration.  For the first time in sixteen years a black women will not hold a cabinet position in a  presidential administration. 

Unofficially from the Obama administration the cabinet position a black woman holds in the Obama administration is first lady.  Never before has a first lady been trotted out and purveyed, what an example to black women, what an accomplishment she got married and managed to not be a welfare queen with ten children.  There is a black first lady which is a wonderful and groundbreaking but I think most people expect it comes with having a black president. 

The Michelle card has been played in many ways when it was pretty obvious that Barack Obama had no blood ties with the African American descendantsof western slaves, the connection of Obama to West Africa comparative to being Chinese versus Japanese or vice versa, the Obama supporters shouted out that Michelle was a descendant of West African slaves and his children would therefore carry on that legacy.  African Americans and those who cared for African Americans thought that Michelle Obama was the prescription to the fact that Obama’s descendants were never enslaved and Obama would essentially be stealing the legacy of African American heritage to become president of the United States and to indicate that there was a new Nirvana of racial love in the United States.

What Obama’s administration as indicated by his one black cabinet appointee a position held by this black at the beginning of the Bush II administration is that Obama of interacial heritage and  having gained the right to be president from his white mother’s U.S. citizenship does not identify in his mind, heart, or soul with black people.  Obama is black on the outside and white on the inside and feels no loyalty to blacks.  Blacks for Obama are a means to an end.  This has been a key trait of Obama as politician the strong tendency to bit the hand that feeds him.  This is strongly exemplified in the incident of Obama giving  a now convicted felon contracts to run a housing project in his disctrict  that lacked the very nesscessary ingredient of Heat in icy cold Chicago.  When Obama’s constituents called to complain their calls were never returned.  More on the Rezko deal can be found here.    Obama’s identification with his caucasion side comes out at time with an almost exageratted claim to blackness I have a black wife, I play basketball, I talk slang a self proclaimed wigger is what Obama’s exagerations shout. 

In any event the Times article on Michelle Obama at such an oppurtune time can mean only one thing a black women will not be nominated for Supreme Court Justice and if you don’t like it just read the nice Times article on Michelle Obama its so nice to have a black first lady is it not aren’t all of us black women lucky, be grateful for what you have and what you can get righto!!!!!!