Saturday, November 22, 2008

Nov. 22, 2008- Obama's Weekly Address

For your viewing pleasure!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Nov. 14, 2008- LB Who?!

Hello All,

So I have been trying to rack my brain about what my next entry was going to discuss. Will it be President-Elect Obama's speculated cabinet choices and who it should be, who it may be and why? Well that was squelched with a conversation that was had within my office. One of our consultants that is a DNC Vice-Chair made a simple statement that put all the cabinet appointee specualtions into perspective... " ... Those who don't know talk, those who KNOW DON'T TALK!" So in the event you don't already know this link will help you get acquainted. (Transition Team... hmmm done)

Then I was all into getting an indepth analysis about the economy, especially on the heels of this GM/Auto Industry crisis (depending on who you ask) and I was reading tons and tons of articles looking at different sides etc. But I don't want to talk about that either... Fact of the matter is that the US-heck the WORLD- economy is in the toilet right now; as P-E Obama said 'it is going to get worse before it gets better" well welcome to worst... The bailout is on a new agenda -not rescue mortgage back assets but inject money DIRECTLY into institutions, everyone is coming out of the wood works for money, the drag on the taxpayers pockets are getting heavier BUT there still is no proper oversight... There is no nice way to put this; it is bleak, but we should take solice in the knowledge that it has been worse and we pulled through so I have no doubt... This too shall pass!

For your reading pleasure: Some really interesting reads some all the way back to 2004,8599,1858702-2,00.html

This is just to make you smile, because sometimes it just needs to be done

A conservatives view... Some interesting points indeed

What I did want to talk about was an issue I have... I, as I am sure you have as well, have been bombarded with tons of emails about Obama powerpoints, picture collages, words of encouragement, etc. Many of which have pictures on MLK, Lincoln and JFK all proclaiming from above that their dreams have finally been realized.

Which leads me to believe that there are some that are unaware that President Lyndon Baines Johnson not only passed the Civil Rights Act of '64 and those subsequent but passed it in spite of the cost of political capital... Now don't get me wrong upon research of Mr. Johnson it is speculated that he was racists in private valiant to the plight of minorities in public; generally a prick to everyone in Congress (and everyone in general) and pretty much strong armed all legislation through. How much of that is true is actually unknown but it seems to be consistent so I suppose you make your own assessment (upon reserching)... But all will agree that LBJ's "Great Society" was not a farce for political gain (because it truly served him none) but a belief that America was morally obligated to stand behind it's constiution and that all living under it to have the freedoms afforded within it.

I will not go on and on but I will give you some links below and I urge you to research LBJ and the Civil Rights Movement thoroughly.

"Growth is always worth the price you pay, because the alternative is a limited life with unfulfilled potential"- Anonymous

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Nov. 5, 2008- Update: The Dream Realized

What a Wonderful Day it is...

BARACK OBAMA IS PRESIDENT ELECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had to shout it! I cried and screamed hooped and hollered, jumped ran and spoke- no shrilled- into the phone over and over again and damn near doubled over in disbelief. I thanked the Creator, I congragulated everyone on their VICTORY and silently thanked all those that went before me for this moment to take place... 44 years after the Civil Rights Movement was won the 44th President was named Barack Obama... 40 and 43 years after the assasinations of Dr. King and Brother Malcolm respectively the Dream was realized... 143 years after slavery was abolished and while African brought to America were still viewed as not human we elected an African-American to be our Commander in Chief!

Because of: Albany Movement · Birmingham campaign · Black Power · Brown v. Board of Education · Civil Rights Act of 1964 · Civil Rights Act of 1968 · Freedom Riders · Freedom Summer · Harper v. Virginia Board of Elections · Little Rock Nine · March on Washington · Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party · Montgomery Bus Boycott · Poor People's Campaign · Selma to Montgomery marches · Twenty-fourth Amendment · Voting Rights Act of 1965

Thanks to:
Ralph Abernathy · Victoria Gray Adams · Ella Baker · Stokely Carmichael · Shirley Chisholm
· Vernon Dahmer · Annie Devine · Medgar Evers · James Farmer · James Forman · Fannie Lou Hamer
· Dorothy Height · T. R. M. Howard · Jesse Jackson · Clyde Kennard · Coretta Scott King
· Martin Luther King, Jr. · John Lewis · Viola Liuzzo · Malcolm X · Bob Moses · Rosa Parks
· A. Philip Randolph · Bayard Rustin · Modjeska Monteith Simkins · Fred Shuttlesworth
· Roy Wilkins · Whitney Young

Because of the strength and vision mistakes and mishaps of Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, JFK, RFK, LBJ, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, William Jefferson Clinton, George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush this day I can shout BARACK OBAMA IS PRESIDENT ELECT!!

Now I know that the celebrations won't end anytime soon; infact they have just began to be planned we-as Americans- are celebrating a coming of age of a country that is long over due. We as Americans cried for change and rallied for a new direction... We as American went from door to door, held meetings, voting registration drives, barbershop discussions ensued, and November 4th we let our voices be heard! 8 years ago after a long court battle Democracy had seem to lose it's way but November 4th 2008 democracy rang loud and free.

According to exit polls, Obama crushed McCain among women voters (56 percent to 43 percent); voters under 30 (66 percent to 32 percent); African-American voters (95 percent to 4 percent); Latino voters (66 percent to 32 percent); first-time voters (68 percent to 31 percent); and voters making less than $100,000 a year (55 percent to 43 percent). -(As found on

As President-Elect Obama thanked a crowd of over 100,000 tear stained faces beaming with pride and joy he spoke of the long road ahead. He is correct this is just the beginning; with a Democratic Presidency and a majority Democratic Congress (see link on Senate Race below) the United States of America has said enough with the current road in which the country is on and gave a clear and concise mandate of change and prosperity. But it is not just the elected officials that have work to do... We the People have had it proven to us that apathy in regards to the politics that shape our everyday life is NO LONGER ACCEPTED!!! No longer can you say my vote won't count, my voice won't be heard... NO LONGER will it be acceptable to stand idlely by as the legislators make descisions... We can be heard... "Yes We Can" "Yes We Did" and "Yes We Will" (Transcript of President-Elect Obama's Victory Speech)

Senator McCain gave one of the most gracious, inspiring and respectful concession speeches I have had the pleasure of hearing...

McCain urged his supporters to "join me in not just congratulating [Obama], but offering our next president our good will and earnest effort to find ways to come together to find the necessary compromises to bridge our differences and help restore our prosperity, defend our security in a dangerous world, and leave our children and grandchildren a stronger, better country than we inherited." -(As found on (Transcript of Senator McCain's Concession Speech)

This is not the end it is the end of the beginning... (Senate Race)

ALSO Give a Shout Out to my boy Andre Taylor and his company and the limited run "Oh Yes We Did" T-Shirts being sold at the special price of $20.08 NOW OFFERING LARGER SIZES!!!! Don't wait... Be the first on your block with the hot "Oh Yes We Did" T-Shirt!!!



"Growth is always worth the price you pay, because the alternative is a limited life with unfulfilled potential"- Anonymous

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Nov. 4, 2008- Election Day (Updated)

Just a little tid bit for all of you that will be watching the election results like it's the Super Bowl!!!

If not already begun some with their findings for Exit Polling; now Exit Polling differs from the opinion polling mainly because these are polls taken after a person has already voted and those are suppossedly actual numbers . Pollsters believe that opinion polling lends to the Bradley Effect taking place.
Essentially the Bradley Effect, named after Tom Bradley after he lost the 1982 Governor's race in California, is the phenomenon that white voters will only claim that they will vote for the minority fearing that there true preference will be seen as racially motivated. .

As this may shape up to be a long Redbull kind of night with polls closing on the eastcoast around 7PM or 8PM it may take about an hour possibly longer to call the election for a particular state and with the subsequent timezones closing late into the evening on the east coast the electoral number may not be known until close to 1AM EST... However if the big battleground states of Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Virginia come with definite results we should have a good indication on how this will go. Obama takes three of the four and it is pretty much a wrap; McCain takes at least two it will be a LOOOOOOONG night!

"Growth is always worth the price you pay, because the alternative is a limited life with unfulfilled potential"- Anonymous

Nov. 4, 2008- Election 2008

Today is the day and I going to get right to it so I can get back to getting information for you. Problems at the polls have already begun incorrect registration books at polling sight non-working electronic voting booths, historically long lines, accessibility problems, raining, snowing, etc.


If you find yourself with a problem at your polling sight get on the phone and call the national Board of Election phone number 866- 687- 8683 it is working and two people have already called and gotten things taking care of...

I want to give big props to my Aunt June back home in Cali who will be taking 250 people to the polls herself!!!!! She got two busses and will be shuttling people back and forth!!!

The link below will get you information to the other important elections in the House and the Senate. The Senate is looking to grab 9 seats giving them a 60 Filibuster proof majority.

"Growth is always worth the price you pay, because the alternative is a limited life with unfulfilled potential"- Anonymous

Monday, November 3, 2008

Nov. 3, 2008- Update: The Eve Before the Dawn

Hello My beautiful people,

Fall is here, the air is crisp, the leaves are vibrant with color and the sun is dipping out on us earlier everyday. Fall is a time of change and we are on the dawn of one of the most historic changes in US History.

One Hundred forty-three years after slavery was abolished, 88 years since women were granted the right to vote and 44 years since the civil rights movement tomorrow evening may see Barack Obama become the 44th President (44 years since the civil rights movement/ 44th President...) .... It is truly electric, butterflies in the stomach, can't stand it excitement...

I'm not about to go over the campaign for either side... You already know the issues, you know the people, you know that it is crunch time and for the last few weeks it had gotten ugly (on both sides), you know the economy went to (well you know) AND that is has been over 2000 days since we "won" in Iraq but that there is no end in sight... You've heard the rhetoric over and over and over and over again... I am not here to reiterate any of that to you today I am hear simply to tell you a few things you need to know for tomorrow

1- had a great article in 2004 that explained the electoral college,18471,749496,00.html as you may remember in 2000 Bush won the electoral college vote while the popular vote (the people went to Gore) THIS DOES NOT MEAN YOUR VOTE DOES NOT COUNT IF YOU DON'T VOTE YOUR CANDIDATE WILL NOT WIN PERIOD!!!

2- There is a lot of misinformation going around that should be addressed

2b. You cannot wear candidate paraphernaila (hats, buttons, shirts etc.) within 100 yards of a polling sight (it is considered campaigning which is prohibited) You must take it off to vote and they cannot send you home and tell you that you cannot vote at all

2c. If you feel your right to vote is being violated please call 1-866-687-8683. It's a legit number. I dialed it myself.

3- for a good anaysis of where the election stands read


I will keep you updated throughout the day tomorrow VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!

"Growth is always worth the price you pay, because the alternative is a limited life with unfulfilled potential"- Anonymous