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A History In Great Speeches – Part III – Then Came Iowa

January 12, 2009 Leave a comment

In the next installation leading up to the inauguration lets revisit Iowa. On January 3rd Barack Obama won out over John Edwards and Hillary Clinton, thus sending a signal that he was going to be a force during the primaries. Hillary came back in New Hampshire, and throughout the rest of the primary season showed the grit and determination that makes her who she is. That said, here’s Barack in Iowa. Paving the way for his ultimate victory in November.

Peace



To view the first part of this series, click here.
To view part II of this series, click here.

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Ad Agency McCain Campaign 2008

I support Barack Obama, but I can admit when he and his campaign have stepped over the line. This week he brought race into the campaign. I have little problem with that as long as he keeps it on general terms and does his homework before making accusations. The McCain campaign has said nothing about race, and Obama gave them the red carpet treatment in talking about how Bush and McCain will try to scare U.S. American voters away from voting for him because his name sounds “funny” and he is black. While I agree that the overall Republican machine will do this, Bush and McCain have said nothing the like. Barack better watch himself.

That said, the ads by the McCain campaign are way overboard and absolutely ridiculous. You can see them at the John McCain for President website. The McCain campaign needs some serious help if that is what they are going to produce. How could anyone even put Barack Obama, former Chief Editor of the Harvard Law Review, in the same sentence as Britney Spears and Paris Hilton (the celebs have even said they wanted nothing to do with this election)? How about “The One” ad where Obama is supposed to be Moses…and that factually inaccurate ad about Obama not visiting troops while in Europe because he couldn’t take in news cameras…I can’t underscore enough the pathetic ridiculousness of these ads. I’m embarrassed to say I volunteered for McCain back in 2000. At least at that time he really stood for something.

Obama has his faults, but McCain is pathetic, and if the voters of the United States of America want crap executive leadership for another 4 years to (God forbid) 8 years then they should vote for McCain. If they are smart they will take that “risk” and vote for Obama. America was built on a risk. I’ll vote for Obama. I’ll take that risk.

A few parting notes – 1) OBAMA IS NOT MUSLIM, AND DOES NOT PRACTICE ISLAM!!!! For the 26% of Americans who actually believe that – WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!!!! Because his father practiced that religion doesn’t mean Barack has followed suit. Yes he has Muslim heritage, but most Americans are of mixed heritage. That is what America is all about – a mixture of cultures that creates a unique environment primed for prosperity. Obama encompasses all of that, and more. 2) Obama is not running for class president of his junior high class. He is running for the opportunity to be President of the United States – arguably the most powerful executive position in the World. If people know his name, and what he stands for then all the better I say. 3) When did we become a nation of lost hope? And those who speak of hope and change seem to be crucified. When did we become a nation of lost souls? – Oh that’s right, 8 years ago when George W. Bush took office.

Peace

2154 to 1919

A measure of 235 people separated the candidates. Let’s hope it stays that way. I won’t elaborate too much, but according to The New York Times Online it is all over except the crown of thorns. Now Barack has to figure out how to heal a divided party, lead a nation, and get things done across party lines. Oh, he still hasn’t announced his vice-presidential running mate, which could be Hillary, but I don’t think so….I hope not.

Peace

DEMOcrats Dominate This Week’s The Weekly Rant

Check it out people – The Weekly Rant is available and ready for viewing.

This week we pick on the Democrats, for lack of cohonez, the decision behind Michigan and Florida and lack of leadership recognition. Enjoy.

Peace

Weekly Rant – In Touch With Out Of Touch

I do remember me saying that I was going to post this by Midnight Sunday Japan Standard Time…After a gig and a day of being sick, followed by a hospital visit I’m submitting the Rant of the Week now…Sorry. That said, here we go…The Weekly Rant is ahead, click the link.

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Kicking the Real

The New York Times op-ed columnist, Thomas L. Friedman kicks a little bit of the real our way. In his Sunday, May 4th, 2008 column, “Who Will Tell The People?”, he describes his recent travels across the United States (and to some foreign lands) as he writes his latest book. Throughout this travel he has come to realize that U.S. Americans really do want change. He sums it up like this:

My own totally unscientific polling has left me feeling that if there is one overwhelming hunger in our country today it’s this: People want to do nation-building. They really do. But they want to do nation-building in America.

The article really struck a chord because I’ve been rethinking what Barack Obama said about small town America and how bitter people are. I’ve been rethinking, and I come to the same conclusion. Barack was right. Other candidates seem to want to skirt around things and tell you nonsense. How about tell me the real? People are bitter, and pissed off. And guess what, when people are angry about something they do “cling” to things that are very familiar to them. In times of joy, and definitely in times of anguish what is most familiar and comforting to us helps us. And guess what, people say and do racist things. People look at “difference” as “deficient.” That was what Barack was saying. He wasn’t talking down to anyone, or trying to be arrogant. He realizes that band-aide style fixes to major problems only prolongs problems. Relieving the gas tax for a Summer is going to fix things how? Why not take that money and put it into renewable energy research, or infrastructure repairs, or better mass transportation systems, or something that will solve our addiction to the black heroin pumping through our country – oil.

Anyway, check out the article, here’s another excerpt…

Much nonsense has been written about how Hillary Clinton is “toughening up” Barack Obama so he’ll be tough enough to withstand Republican attacks. Sorry, we don’t need a president who is tough enough to withstand the lies of his opponents. We need a president who is tough enough to tell the truth to the American people. Any one of the candidates can answer the Red Phone at 3 a.m. in the White House bedroom. I’m voting for the one who can talk straight to the American people on national TV — at 8 p.m. — from the White House East Room.

Who will tell the people? We are not who we think we are. We are living on borrowed time and borrowed dimes. We still have all the potential for greatness, but only if we get back to work on our country.

See the full article by clicking this title – “Who Will Tell The People?”

Peace

April Fool’s Week The Weekly Rant – The Dems Could Be the Fools

April 1, 2008 1 comment

Check out this weeks The Weekly Rant. Dems are in some trouble, as far as I’m concerned. This is not some positively spirited debate. Barack and Hillary are spending ridiculous sums of money to get a message out that is killing the Democratic party…

…Someone asked me, “Which party do you think benefits from a prolonged battle on the Democrat side of the aisle?” I answered, “The Republicans benefit.” I continued, “If the Democrats could have an actual intelligent debate then this longer primary season would favor them. If the Democrats could be unified while trying to decide between Barack and Hillary then this longer primary season would favor them. If both candidates focused on John McCain instead of trying to destroy each other then this longer season would favor them…”

Check out the rest right here.

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