Friday, July 15, 2011

Obama Shows he's Got a Large Pair!

Finally! President Obama showed he's has a spine!




I was starting to wonder if he had it in him to stand up to the Republicans on anything and by announcing yesterday that HE'S HAD ENOUGH and declaring the meeting over during the Debt ceiling talks he earned his respect.

To Representative Eric Cantor and to the REPUBLICANS! The POTUS does not STORM out of anywhere! He's the POTUS! It's time you learned that! When the PRESIDENT gets up to leave the meeting is then, OVER.  When YOU get up to leave, Mr. Cantor, and the PRESIDENT is still sitting then it is YOU who STORMED OUT!

If YOU were to leave and the PRESIDENT called you back, you better sit your ass down. The PRESIDENT can ream your sorry ass all day if he wants to. HE is the PRESIDENT and YOU GIVE HIM THAT RESPECT!

I know y'all just can't STAND the fact that this is so but it IS!


President Obama is the FIRST openly acknowledged United States President of Afrikan descent.  He is the First President in over 30 years to get any kind of HEALTH CARE BILL done.   HE is the First in over 30 years to get a BANK REFORM BILL passed!


Everybody around the world is dancing to a brand new beat! Dancing in Chicago!

Dancing in the street!

Down in New Orleans!

Dancing in the street! Martha and the Vandellas

Let me say it again!


You Repubs better learn who you dealing with.  Some Fool Cop Arrested a Respected Harvard Professor in his home and Obama said let's talk it out over a beer and y'all thought he was a PANSIE!

You Repubs called him a LIAR during the state of the union address and he let you slide!

You've called him and his family everything under the sun and he's kept it classy and polite but note that if Obama ever decided to slap the ish out one of y'all at anytime it would be too soon and y'all deserve it!

Congrats Mr. President on standing up for the American People!

BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Bachmann Says Obama has failed Black People! What about the Repubs?

"Obama has failed Black People!" Tea Party Presidential Candidate Michelle Bachmann

Has President Obama failed Black People or the American People as a whole?  I would say neither. President Obama certainly has not done enough to help Black People but he has not failed us either.

Michelle Bachmann is WHITE! Michelle Bachmann is in fact, so WHITE, that she can state things like "Obama has failed Black People!" without stuttering as if the REPUBLICAN Party has NOT failed Black People. 

She can say this as if the Tea Party, The Republican Party and the so called Right Wing has done anything to help bolster the health and overall benefit of the Black Community.  Has the Republicans created any jobs in the Black Community, sponsored any Job Training or Educational Learning opportunities that have helped Black People grow and excel in the last Twenty Years? 

I'll Wait.......

Have they talked with Accepted Black Leadership?  When has Michelle Bachmann, for example, visited the board of the Urban League, 100 Black Men, The National Negro Women's Council, NAACP, Rainbow/Push, the National Black Chamber of Commerce or any Black Church that was not headed by the likes of a Republican Friendly Black Pastor? You know someone that is accepted and admired by the Black Community in let's just say several Northern States? 

When has the Tea Party, Right Wing, Republican Establishment addressed the problems that Black People are concerned with?  Black Folks across the Nation lead in Unemployment. We are above 10 percent! Where are the jobs that will lead us to home ownership, being able to pay for our children's education and buy those cars, golf club memberships that so many other races seemed to enjoy?  All I see is low wage jobs that pollute Black Neighborhoods poisoning the people and making the property values go down.

I'll wait....

The Right Wing is big on Law Enforcement! Last, I checked a large part of the Black Community agrees that while Police are necessary they are neither Friendly or Friends of the Black Community.  Police Brutality is a very real thing in the Black Community what has the Right Wing shown Black People that they are doing to take the Lead and change this? Well, I would say they've made it even easier for Law Enforcement to continue doing it and NOT get prosecuted for it. 

Counter to this....hummmmmm??? I'll wait for your responses.

Black People were caught up in the Housing Crisis with so called Predator Loans. What has the Right Wing done to make sure that Black People could own a home, without being taken advantaged of my Predator Loan sharks and Banks? Hummmm????

What about Health issues? AIDS is running rampant in the Black Community, what has the Right Wing done to help Health Officials stem the problem? Where is the leadership? Hummmmmm

What about Education? Public Schools suck, but especially in the Black Community. Have they built better, more modern schoools? Is the Right Wing leading in innovative ideas like Software Shop? You know like Auto and Woodshop used to be?  What about jobs that teach kids how to build America's infrastructure? Like how to repair a Bridge?  Get rid of Mold in a home?  Build a new Power Grid? Hummmmm

So, clearly the Right Wing has done little or NOTHING to address any of these concerns and I just narrowed it down to the past 20 years.  That's enough for Reagan, Bush Sr, Bush Jr.  That's the right Wing holding the House in the 90's under Presidential Candidate Newt Gringich. Come on!

So, let's get real. President Obama inherited a HUGE Deficit! He Inherited a Huge Job drain. HUGE! Tons of Corporations have left America under Republicans. They moved their operations and their taxes off shore in spite of huge tax breaks given to them here.  They've laid off more than enough workers and only re-hired when they could lower the Workers wages. 

Union Busting anyone?  Obama has not done all he SHOULD Have done for Black People but let me BE the First to say that compared to the SO called RIGHT WING. He's still BETTER!

BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Hey Working Class, You're Fuq'd!

I was working for a Leading Roadside corporation and had to attend a seminar called "Who moved my Cheese", Have you heard of it?

"Who moved my Cheese?" Is a self help tome about adapting to sudden and sometimes extreme change in Life and specifically in the workplace. Now, if I had grabbed the book in Borders or Barnes and Noble I could have used the book for the good it was intended but I quickly learned it was my company's lame way of letting me and others know that we were about to get Eff'd!

We were told we needed to adapt to sudden change. We would NOT be getting raises, we would BE expected to do more work for the SAME or LESS money and do it well.  The Claims department was downsizing a large portion of it's staff, and now we would have to learn to file claims. Well, at least the grunt work of it.  The New Membership staff had been ELIMINATED so WE had to now process the new members all while still taking calls from disabled motorists, dispatching calls to local towing and emergency agencies.

Would we get a slight pay bump for learning new skills? Hell NO! We'd get to KEEP our jobs and make the SAME money.  "Who moved my Cheese?" Would help us adapt and accept the changes that were happening in our lives. 

Evil Bastards!

Has this happened to you?  Come on????? Tell Uncle Mista Jaycee! Yeah, it's happened to you!

1. Are you making more money than five years ago or less?  Sub Question. Are you employed?

2. How many people have gotten laid off, downsized, rightsized or fired in the last five years?

3. Can you buy a home, car, pay tuition and save with your salary?

4. If you have a post graduate degree has it helped you or hurt you in today's job market?

Ask yourself these questions. 

My Mom got a job right out of high school and could work that job til she retired, buying a house, a couple of new cars and support the Family.  Can you or I?

Can you buy a house off your salary now?  Will you work your job for more than five years?
Can you accrue sick time? What are your benefits like? Do you have any benefits?

See the pattern here? You and I are making less, working multiple jobs in two to five year increments, without any of the benefits that our PARENTS had. Some of us are working now without the benefits that are older Brothers and Sisters had.

This is the enviorment that we are living in and trying to talk politics.  It infects everything.  Now, listen carefully to the NFL and NBA lockouts cause you are going to hear what's affecting YOU now. 

In the NFL the owners want the Players to play an 18 game schedule instead of a 16 game schedule including Pre season games, and camp. So you want me to work more without more money and risk even more injury in a dangerous profession?  The NFL is a Multi BILLION dollar industry and BILLIONAIRE OWNERS want Labor to do MORE and take less. Remember, not all these players make a million dollars a year and incur injuries that require lifetime medical treatment. Same with the NBA alot of the LABOR does not make Multi million dollars, just a few do. KOBE does, LEBRON does and now what the Owners want  is to cap the cost of a RASHARD LEWIS who made 19 Million last year but DID nothing basketball wise, the GREG ODEN's who signed a 100 Million dollar deal but has played on about 49 games in three seasons.  Most players make far less.  It's about the owners PROFIT margin.

Now, I know it seems like your salary and labor struggle are light years apart from a MILLIONAIRE ATHLETE but it's really NOT! The amount of salary separates you but that's all the STRUGGLE IS the same.  Greedy owners or shareholders want an even larger piece of an already profitable pie and want LABOR to take less, work harder and longer without any additional benefits. 

We can't go on like this. 

BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!