Enough with the Fluff

Let’s get back on Point, shall we........I was going to comment about why Sarah Palin’s selection as a vice presidential candidate amounts to little more than peripheral B. S., but somebody’s already put up a website.

I can’t say it any better...so...check it out for yourself:


In my readings today, I came across an article that states even Palin’s mother in law isn’t sure what she brings to the national stage or why McCain chose her:


And then there is the story about the two biggest newspapers in Alaska...neither of whom considers Palin qualified to be Vice President, let alone commander in chief..


It’s weird when the hometown newspapers won’t support the native son, or in this case daughter...

Late breaking stuff today...More of McCain's obvious forgetfulness...

I do believe we have stepped off into the twilight zone.

One other thing caught my eye today....Cindy is offended that Obama keeps talking about her husband’s houses....She never defended her husband...she took it as a slap against her father...her dead father...the one who left her the 100-million dollars...and who was a convicted felon..actually served time in jail.......Lady has her priorities in order...

Question: Why wasn’t the McCain adopted daughter on the PEOPLE magazine cover? Why is she never mentioned...did they unadopt her?....send her back to Mother Teresa?

Just asking..


Hey John! It’s Not Just Hillary....

It’s ALL women, dude! The same people who hate Hillary and don’t want a woman president...are not gonna put a neophyte female within a heartbeat of the red phone.

Dude...what were you thinking? You’re 72 years old...happy birthday..BTW (that’s by the way, since you don’t know computer)....You’re almost at your biblical allotment of time on this planet...your ticker is slowing down....people question whether you can handle it because of your age and forgetfulness....

And you choose a woman as running mate?

Smacks of desperation to me....your vicious attacks on Obama haven’t given you the bounce the little rovies told you, you would get. The details of your policies are a wee bit sketchy. I know man, it’s hard to cram...I had trouble doing it when I was studying econ....and the fact you never studied in the first place and now rarely pay attention to what’s going on....I’m sure your head is swimming in this brave new century...

I know, I know....You’re trying to keep the “Cindy” effect going....she takes care of you...pays for your houses and buys you those expensive ferragamo loafers...she wants you to look good and prosperous.

Compared to her...I can understand why you think anyone making less than 5-million dollars is just middle class.

Do you get free beer too? I read somewhere where she had a Clydesdale statue on the lawn instead of a jockey.

So you chose Governor Palin to take care of you and draw out the monolithic female voting block. All those soccer moms in the Midwest...those upward climbing middle management multitasking superbabes in the west...and those frustrated Hillraisers in the east...spurned by your opponent.

I’ll bet you think they’re all just dropping their drawers, waiting with baited breath to see you get to the White House now that you’ve chosen a female running mate.

Wow, If governor Palin had been black.....maybe you would’ve pulled people like me...black and lesbian women....

Nahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! That’s too much to hope for.

But John, choosing a woman running mate is sooooooooooo 20th century....Didn’t Mondale do that already....and I don’t recall a President Mondale anywhere in history....and I actually like Geraldine...not Flip....Ferraro...

And, John, what about this war thing.....is she qualified to command our troops...will our allies talk to her? Oh, I my bad....your buddy George has chased away all of our allies...We stand proudly alone in this universe, right now.

John, there are still the problems of all those bothersome female issues.......equal pay, health care, child care, education.....

Is Governor Palin gonna change your mind. Or is it just more of the same..Stand behind your man and shut up, unless I remember you’re there, and ask you a question or volunteer you to model a bikini or something....

I don’t know what I’m gonna do, John, I was all prepared for Max Headroom...I even had my subject line already picked out.......The Manchurian candidate Meets Max Headroom...

I guess I’ll have to file it away for another day..

Well, John...Happy birthday, again...you take care of yourself...get in a good nap in coming days...you’re gonna need it...


A Dream Deferred, No Longer...

We are on the verge of something this country and the world has never before experienced. What Dr. King gave voice to 45 years ago, is nearing fruition. Before we go forward with Obama, tonight, we need to look back, one more time and remember....

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring."

And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!

Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!

Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!

But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. August 28th, 1963...March on Washington


Rock Star Bill

If Bill Clinton was a rock star, he would have ended up underneath a mountain of panties after his speech tonight. It’s easy to see why he gets any woman he wants. The sexy MF.

His power was on full display as he threw his support behind Barack Obama, tonight. Hillary’s speech last night, in sports parlance, may have been a home run in some people’s minds, but Bill hit a grand slam out of the park and over the wall.

Bill gave the speech that everyone has been waiting for. He systematically dismembered the GOP, George Bush and John McCain. He cut so deep, they probably don’t even realize that they are bleeding yet.

I’ve been mad at Clinton since South Carolina. I guess, hurt, because until that point he had my undivided attention and support. I wanted Hillary to win because I wanted more of Bill in the White House. But then he said what he said. I got mad. And even after, he didn’t make it any better. He continued to place his foot in his mouth and to seemingly denigrate Obama, unfairly.

But we all know Bill...He is that dude who can get any woman, be friends with any man......screw both and smile all the while he’s doing it. He is the kind of guy who ticks you off...but then comes back and does something that makes you smile, charms you and tells you he didn’t really mean it.

The teflon-coated S.O.B....nothing sticks to him....ever...or at least forever...You can’t stay mad at him..even when he deserves it.

After Clinton’s speech tonight, all Barack has to do is follow the arrows through the plan, give it an Obama spin and make us happy.


I’ve just got to ask.....are Hill-Billy on John McCain’s payroll?

I was so underwhelmed at her speech last night that I decided to write this morning rather than go with my feelings immediately after. However, waking up, I’m still not feeling her. I truly believe she wants democrats to win in November...But I think she is still ticked off at Obama for crashing her assumed triumphal march back to the White House.

She hit all the right notes...fired the correct buzz words...slammed McCain with a good catchphrase...”No way, No how, No McCain.”

Hillary said she is supporting Obama and I think she will. But I guess what I’m missing is the passion...the emotion...the fervor that signifies intent.

The speech was lackluster. I kept waiting for the punch line that was never delivered. When she finished, all I could think was.....Is that all there is?

She came across to me as someone merely doing her duty....like a supportive wife, going along with the program for the sake of the kids.

Bill, sitting in the audience silently mouthing “I love you,” looked about as genuine as some of his recent remarks to reporters when they asked him to endorse Obama. He still won’t even say that Obama is qualified for the job.

Bottom line....the Clintons still appear to be sulking and in shell shock from having the rug pulled out from under their re-coronation.

I hope that the media will let them fade into the background. Obama will be better for it. His campaign to date, has shown that he doesn’t need Clinton approval.

Maybe the MSM will get that and stop asking for it.


Fannie’s Dancin’ in Heaven

Last night, I listened to the next First Lady of the United States of America and man, that woman is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo fine. The words to describe her are just too mediocre. She was elegant, classy, confident, emotional, mesmerizing, engaging....totally, totally together. I’m in love!


Listening to Michelle made me recall all of the conventions that I’ve watched or attended. Thinking about the women who had taken the podium, some of them going on to become first lady. Some of them there simply to speak and support the candidate of the hour.

Last night, prior to Michelle, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi spoke and other than wearing a wonderful white suit, she failed to hold my interest.

Michelle’s sister in law, Barack’s younger sister also spoke. Gorgeous woman. Poised. Wonderful voice. Oratory ability obviously runs in that family.

But it was truly Michelle’s night. She followed Ted Kennedy and for a moment I wondered if she was up to following him. She was. A couple of sentences in and I forgot Teddy..no offense intended.

I was at Madison Square Garden in 1980 when Ted conceded to Jimmy Carter. I consider his speech that night to be one of the greatest political speeches I’ve ever heard. So he is no pushover to follow.

Michelle made me think of Fannie Lou Hamer, a voting rights worker who would not be denied. She was from Mississippi, the youngest of 20 children and the granddaughter of slaves. She was the first to penetrate my immature psyche and awaken my unquenchable thirst for politics. I watched her at the Democratic Convention in 1964. I was fourteen at the time and the convention was the only thing on TV, I was watching. Ms. Hamer was the leader of the Freedom Democrats, a group that challenged the seating at the convention of Mississippi’s all white delegation.

Ms Hamer faced down the likes of LBJ, Hubert Humphrey, Walter Mondale, J Edgar Hoover on a compromise seating arrangement that was even endorsed by Martin Luther King Jr. The compromise would’ve given the Freedom Democrats just two seats in the delegation. Hamer lost the argument. But the confrontation ultimately led to a change in rules on seating.

My fourteen year old brain didn’t recall much of what she said. I do remember this round brown woman talking tough to all those white men and not being afraid when she did it. She wasn’t havin’ any of their B.S. and she told em so. It was 1964. I remember the emotion that welled up in me. The pride of seeing that “illiterate woman” as President Lyndon Johnson called her, stand up for blacks in Mississippi and blacks in general;

"We didn't come all the way up here to compromise for no more than we’d gotten here. We didn't come all this way for no two seats, 'cause all of us is tired."

"I am sick and tired of being sick and tired."-Fannie Lou Hamer’s epitaph

Michelle touched on that same pride last night. Made me think of Shirley Chisolm, the first black woman elected to congress, a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus and the first black woman to have her name placed in nomination for the democratic candidate for president. This was back in 1972. I was 21 at the time. The first year I was eligible to vote for president. It was symbolic. Ms Chisolm was supported by a diverse group of people including the National Organization for Women. George McGovern went on to take the nomination. I voted for George, but I’ll never forget Ms. Chisolm.

Recent first ladies with the exception of Hillary, have been stepford wives....frozen smiles...no substance...non-engaging....cold.....Michelle is definitely not in that mold.

She is real. The kind of woman you can be friends with. Did I say I’m in love? Yeah...well, I’ll say it again...I’m in love with Michelle...I hope she makes it to the White House!


Debra Bartoshevich’s McCain Ad

A symbolic blowjob...that’s all this advertisement amounts to.... McCain benefits...Debra ends up with.....”stuff” all over her face.

The woman always gets dumped and disavowed after the act. She even gets stuck with the cleaning bill. Just ask the intern...or in McCain’s case...the lobbyist.

I’ve said it before...his policies and practices are totally and completely anti woman and family..his so called pro life stance, not withstanding. Voting for McCain is like cutting off your nose to spite your face...remember that old cliche?

Karma is a bitch...you fight dirty...you get dirty...

Your 15 minutes are up, Debra...now go home!

An Open Letter to Barack

Dear Senator Obama,

In the beginning, I was not a supporter. I was not a believer, preferring to find comfort in my love for the Clintons, mainly Bill. Hillary, despite being a Senator, was not really on my radar. After all, I live in Ohio, and she was not my senator. She was just the wife of the last president I liked.

I heard your speech four years ago, when you burst onto the scene at the Democratic convention. I got chills when you talked. Didn’t know you from Adam, but you touched me then, for the first time.

When you declared for president, I was skeptical. I liked you, but not enough to support you. I was a Hillary girl. I thought she knew the questions and had the answers that I wanted to hear from my representatives. I also didn’t think a black man had a snowball’s chance in hell of being taken seriously enough, by black people, let alone whites.

I felt and still feel that whites, or I should say, many whites who take issue with you, do so because of color and inborn prejudices that “we” are somehow never up to the task of leading. The racists are the ones who are honest about these feelings. I’m not mad at them. They are, what they are. They can change. Judging by your poll numbers, a lot of them have changed.

Alleged liberals and the enlightened who are horrified by the racist label, are the ones who need to get real. We all have prejudices against others. We make change when we admit this and go on toward the common goal. We still haven’t done this, yet, as a country. The apology from Congress was a beginning. Your candidacy is a start. Your winning will not be the end, only another step on a very long journey.

I remember listening to your speech on race in my car on the radio. I sat in the parking lot of Circuit City in a rain storm with tears in my eyes, the emotion so strong that it’s welling up in me now as I write this. I called my sister in South Carolina after you finished...still in the car in the parking lot. She’d listened too and told me that she goes to church with the young woman you talked about in your speech. They are friends.

Inadvertently, you drew closer to me and you don’t even know me. That day, I wholeheartedly changed my allegiance. I was already leaning when Caroline Kennedy became a supporter. I lived Camelot and like all good memories, I want them back. I wanted to feel good about this country again. I haven’t felt good about this country since the days of the Kennedys. Clinton came close, and I think that is what led me to Hillary in the beginning.

Now you have the nomination (or will, officially, later this week). You have it because we, the people want change. We hear you and believe that you are the beginning of change. We can’t take another four years, yea even another year of the stuff running off capital hill in Washington.

What I need now is to know how you intend to affect the change that you have begun. Your selection of Joe Biden is a good thing. Let him do the attack dog thing on McCain. Let McCain hang himself, as he has done, over and over with his Rovian attacks on you. If McCain were really listening to the stuff coming out of his mouth, albeit written by others, he might not be saying it. I think his campaign speaks volumes about the kind of president he would be and therefore not worth my support. I’m glad you haven’t stooped all the way down to his level. But I do think you need to fight back. The Bulls couldn’t get past Detroit in the playoffs until they learned to play Piston basketball. You know that. You can play with a dog without getting dirty. It can be done. But let Joe do it. You need to sharpen your message.

Is there something you can do on January 20th....I don’t know....an executive order, maybe..repealing the Patriot Act..to show us you mean business about change....How about abolishing the Department of Homeland Security...

How about closing Guantanamo and restoring Habeas Corpus and Posse Comitatus.

How about sending the message that leadership in the House and Senate needs to be changed, Walking wastes of oxygen like Pelosi and Reid need not apply.

How about giving us a Justice Department for all the people, not just politically appointed hacks.

How about bringing back General Colin Powell or the likes of Madeleine Albright to help you out of this mess.

Your campaign keeps getting compared to Camelot...how about a New Deal to jumpstart things like work and jobs for people who don’t have them. How about programs like some type of peace corp to work nationally and internationally to bolster our reputation with our neighbors.

I would really like to see a revamp of the Veterans Administration. I don’t for the life of me understand why Vets have to go through what they do, after coming home from protecting us. In my mind, if you’re a Vet, all you need to do is to present your ID at any hospital, to any doctor, any dentist, whoever...and get treatment. Paperwork not necessary. It should be our way of thanking them for what they do for us.

The GI Bill built the middle class in this country...how about rolling out a new version to help the guys and girls mired in Iraq and Afghanistan..

I can go on and on and on, but I won’t. There are thousands of things that need to be done now and in the near future. I understand you have to be elected first. I think that is going to happen.

As a people, we need honest effort...from you and from those you choose to help you. The lies and prevarications of the past eight years must be relegated to the past. Open communication between the president and the people is what is needed.

We believe.....Now make it so...

Jo Anne Moore


Ya'll Done Lost ya'll Minds

First Mississippi wanted to pass a law banning fat people from restaurants. Now Alabama is going to charge state workers 25-dollars per month for being obese.

The money is a charge for health insurance, which is free if you’re skinny. Workers have been told they have a year to shape up or they will have to shell out the cash for the insurance.

Smokers are already paying because they smoke. The ones who are also overweight will have to ante up an additional 25-dollars per month.

Smacks of too much control by corporations over workers, in my book. The smoking argument has already seen some corporations demanding smokers quit all together...not even smoking at home. Two women were fired from their jobs for refusing to adhere to the policy.

And what about the big boned people? People overweight because of the meds they take? It's not always about eating...is it?

I believe we should be healthy, but I think it is also our right not to be, if we don’t want to or can't. Isn’t that what America is all about?


From Halfakin American to Little Black Man- child....

The latest racial slur from that viagra addicted, hillbilly heroin popping, walking waste of oxygen named Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh was discussing Obama and the news media’s refusal to criticize him. Check out the text:
I try not write about or even mention this fool, primarily because I have standards in my life and in my writing...Name calling is not what I like or want to do. So I try to keep it civil. And I really believe that whatever you put forth in the universe, comes back at you. But hell, I’m human and some MF’s need to be called out. Rush Limbaugh is a disgrace....an embarrassment to journalists, media anybody who professionally picks up pen and paper or uses a keyboard to express themselves.

I will give him effort for creativity..."little black man-child"......a new way to call somebody "boy."

Limbaugh is not funny...he is not original...he is not civil.....he is not truthful...nor honest....

His arrogance is overwhelming...he doesn’t even try to veil his racist, misogynistic, and chauvinistic tendencies.

But I guess, as long as you can get someone to pay you 20-million dollars a year to voice this crap then you must be doing something right...right?

God bless the capitalistic state of America!


The Congresswoman and the Shogun

Ohio lost a piece of its history, today with the passing of Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones. She was the first black woman elected to the House of Representatives from this state. Reports said she suffered a brain aneurysm while driving yesterday.

The five term Congresswoman was also a Super Delegate who originally supported Hillary Clinton. She endorsed Obama when Hillary suspended her campaign.

My heart goes out to her family.


One of my most favorite bad guys in the movies has to be Sho Nuff...the Shogun of Harlem from the little movie called The Last Dragon. It was a chop saki movie about a guy who wanted to be Bruce Lee who had to face off against the Shogun and his gang karate experts in order to save his girlfriend played by Vanity and his father’s pizza shop.

Julius Carey III played the Shogun and stole every scene...Heck, he stole the whole movie.

Carey died of pancreatic cancer today. He will be missed.

Puma Petulance

I do have something in common with the PUMA PAC. In case you don’t know, these are the old bats who are still trying to get Hillary Clinton nominated for president, (PUMA is an acronym for Party Unity My Ass- thanks Jack Cafferty) Don't know if he made it up or not..but it works for my purposes.

What I have in common, besides gender and age, with these overwhelmingly white middle aged women is anger, extreme anger. I am absolutely livid at them and their unrelenting determination to hand this election to the republicans. I’m not rich like them. I’m not protected by a brow beaten master of the universe or a captain of industry who shields me from the harshness of the real world so that I can dabble at life. I can’t afford another four years of GOP mismanagement.

It’s not like Hillary is the first woman to run for president or would even be the first woman to have her name placed in nomination for president. The late congresswoman Shirley Chisolm was the second, back in 1972. Hillary would be the third. Chisolm, for all of you historically challenged individuals was a black woman who demonstrated a decided knack for working across the aisle, usually in a color blind fashion. She was also the first black woman elected to Congress and she served seven terms. Hillary’s not quite that experienced, yet.

Placing Clinton's name in nomination is not like we’re making new history, here. And, it’s not as if placing her name in nomination is going to get her nominated in 2012, either. The one lesson that seems to be coming out of this election season is that Hillary is not electable, now or ever.

Her vote to go to war in Iraq...her assumption that she would be the nominee, in the first place and Bill’s arrogance in trying to force it down the throats of the rest of us has pretty much killed Hill’s chances. Maybe Chelsea will have a chance in about 20 years. But Hillary’s quest is pretty much DOA.

What really knotted my drawers is that these babes are planning a candlelight march and vigil on August 25th in Denver, during the democratic convention, to dampen Obama’s party and to show their slavish support for Hillary. They’ve co opted Maya Angelou’s poem RISE as their theme. I guess because Maya is a Hillary supporter.

The announcement on their website is expecting millions of people to support them in Denver as well as around the country with simultaneous, mirror commemorations/celebrations. Well, I don’t know if that’s going to happen, because it seems to me that if there were really that many people supporting Hillary then her campaign debt would be retired by now. Especially since she’s been sending emails for weeks now, asking for a dollar to five dollar donations...Some of them...the last one I got, in fact...was from Bill asking me to send in five dollars.

Face it....Hillary blew it. She mismanaged her campaign....her money...and her husband...He was definitely not an asset. I enjoyed the Clintons’ time in the White House, and for a time I wanted them back. But not after the racially tainted campaign they’ve just run...their refusal to fully support the nominee...or their half assed attempts to aid in the unification of the democratic party. If they really cared about this country...there would be no roll call on Hillary.

That would send a clear message to the puma-ites to get real and over it...or to go ahead and renew their memberships in the republican party....where these selfishly self centered women are obviously more comfortable.


McCain in Dayton

I keep hearing that John McCain is going to hold a massive rally on August 29th, which happens to be his birthday, in Dayton, Ohio. The speculation continues that he will announce his VP during this huge rally of at least 10,000 strong.

I have some problems with this rumor....er, story....

1-the guy who announced this rally via his blog and is allegedly being asked to organize the Dayton event...one Alex Triantafilou...is the same guy who couldn’t get more than a handful of GOP faithful to show up on Fountain Square in Cincinnati to support McCain when he spoke at the NAACP convention. When I say handful, I mean just that. There were barely 20 McCain people on the square when McCain spoke July 16th...I was there....I counted them and wrote about it previously....


2-Dayton is not in Hamilton County, Ohio. Triantafilou is chairman of the Hamilton County GOP. He couldn’t pull the numbers in his own backyard in Cincinnati, which is in Hamilton County and McCain or someone in his campaign is going to ask him to organize 50 miles away in another city? Makes no sense.

Why not ask the GOP bigwigs like Portman, Boehner, or Chabot for some help...there are hundreds of GOP ‘ers who could probably do a better job of organizing then what I have seen from this guy Triantafilou..

3- After Triantafilou wrote about the alleged event, it disappeared from his blog. Yet other bloggers and members of the MSM are reporting the story as fact...even though they haven’t been able to confirm any of it according to their own stories. I can find no one who has spoken with Triantafilou or anyone who matters.

One guy attributed to one blog...which attributed it to another blog...which attributed it to another blog.....That’s not confirmation.

I've got a call in to this guy, too...but I don't think he's going to call me back.

4- I visited the various GOP websites for my state...none listing any kind of event in Dayton on August 29th....well maybe they are keeping it close to the vest, for now.

5-The Nutter Center is open on the 29th according to its calendar of events....so maybe it might happen....But the numbers...10,000 folks on a Friday...day or night.....I doubt it......It’s kind of like the 18% African American vote supporting McCain that a polling group says exists in Ohio....Don’t think so...

But then, I’m not a prophet...just an observer..


Who’s Being Polled?

Public Policy Polling, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, released a poll today saying that John McCain and Barack Obama are tied in Ohio. PPP says Obama is having trouble with middle aged white women who backed Hillary in the primaries. PPP rightly surmises that the old girls are still sulking.

According to PPP, Obama’s numbers among Democrats stands at 75%-17% backing him for president, while McCain has 89%-7% support of Republicans.

The polling group goes on to state in its release that Obama would be better off campaigning with Hillary when he comes to the Buckeye state. Maybe...maybe not. In my own personal polling, which amounts to me talking to friends and neighbors and acquaintances...Hillary’s name being put into nomination at the upcoming convention is the height stupidity. Folks are really ticked off at the Clintons and the arrogance of their supporters. But back to the poll....

I was willing to let this poll pass unnoticed until I looked at the numbers. One of the hidden figures inside this poll says that Obama is ahead of McCain in women and voters under 45...but is only 80%-18% supported by Blacks in Ohio. McCain leads Obama among whites 49%-38%.

Honestly, that does not look like a tie to me...even if the black vote is correct...which I don’t for a minute believe that it is....

Here in Ohio, which is Disneyland for the GOP, McCain can’t carry 18% of the black vote in a galvanized bucket with a padded handle. Ain’t gonna happen. . Things have changed since the days of Ken Blackwell...he lost the last election, remember? McCain may take Ohio...he has to, to win...but he’s not gonna take the black vote...not in anyone’s universe.

So, who did PPP interview to come up with these numbers.....950 folks who chose to pick up their telephones.....

I’m sorry.....I don’t like polls and don’t trust them because they never represent a true cross section of people. No poll has been right this year because of these small sectors. Yet the MSM continues to quote them...to swear by them....and then try to dissect them when they turn out wrong...

Until pollsters make a real effort to reach out to all people, they’ll just keep getting wronger and wronger ( I know it’s not a word...but it fits.)


Obama Nation

You may have heard that the wingnut who successfully swift boated John Kerry a couple of years ago, is attempting to do the same thing to Barack Obama.

Jerome Corsi, a bigot of monumental proportions, judging from what he calls journalism, has penned a book called “The Obama Nation,” that currently rides atop the New York Times bestseller list.

The book is number one with an asterisk instead of a bullet because real sales figures have yet to show up. The figures do show that a bunch of right wing conservative organizations are buying the book in bulk to either pass out for free or just to prop up sales.

Rather than sit back and let it happen like Kerry did, Obama has launched a rebuttal to set the record straight.

You can find it here; http://obama.3cdn.net/a74586f9067028c40a_5km6vrqwa.pdf

Meantime, Corsi is doing what he does best...show up on white power radio shows and websites talking trash about blacks, jews, Catholics, women and everyone else who is not white, male and old...


McCain, One Uppity MoFo...er...Maverick

Presumptuous.....Uppity....Disrespectful....Narcissistic....I’m talking about McCain. He’s sending his boys, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham to Georgia to show....what?...that he is large and in charge?...that he is the one who will make the decision about pulling Georgian ass out of its self inflicted bonfire.

Yes, they are both senators and both sit on the Armed Services Committee. But both also have their respective noses planted firmly up McCain’s butt.

I guess McCain is making hay while Obama is on vacation and I hope the MSM realizes this and calls this grandstanding for what it is....a blatant attempt to hijack the party away from Dubya. Or maybe it’s a subversive attempt by the back room neocons who control McCain’s campaign, to keep control of the flagging GOP.

No matter what you think of Shrub....and I mean I have absolutely no love for the guy...he is still the president...still the one in control and still the one who has to make the real decisions. McCain’s decision to call a news conference, no less, smacks of hubris.

McCain is playing politics, period. He is doing what the neocons want him to do.....using war and its background to scare and control people. Karl Rove may be gone, but his mini me’s are running rampant at the head of McCain’s bid for the White House. McCain is apparently to dim to realize he is being used, again.

This Georgia thing is more B.S. instigated by our current White House. Dubya’s made promises he can’t possibly keep.... and the Georgian President was not bright enough to recognize the Shrub talk for what it was, namely some misguided cowboy bravado.

As a result, we’ve got a minor ally facing off against one of the really bad guys in the world, demanding that we jump in, when we can’t, even if we wanted to. Which I hope we don’t. I like living between world wars, not during.

Let’s see if Condi really is the Soviet expert and up to the task. Let’s see if she can put a lid on this explosion, before vigilante John McQ fogs up things more.

Message to McCain......... Hey John....this is for real...not a campaign ad or a rehearsal....put your feet back into your 500 dollar ferragamo loafers and go sit down!


Did I Just Miss the Election?

Or is John McCain attempting to act presidential with his hawkish vibrato on the Georgia-Russia situation.

If this is his idea of showing us how well prepared he is to lead this country, then I have a few problems with his style. The John Wayne style of shooting from the hip and asking questions later doesn’t work in the real world anymore, if it ever did. And if he is attempting to live up to his misnamed nickname, then he is screwing that up, too. Maverick’s are loners who follow their own way. Madonna’s a maverick, Jane Fonda’s a maverick, Cool Hand Luke’s a maverick, Jack Nicholson’s a maverick, Dennis Kucinich is a maverick, Ron Paul is a maverick, Ralph Nader is a maverick....John McCain?.......nah!

Telling a group of reporters that countries don’t invade other countries in the 21st century was just plain dumb. Think about it, John....how did we get into Iraq, again? Did Saddam invite us for tea and a sleep over? No matter what Dubya’s reasons were, it was an invasion, plain and simple, and it happened in the 21st century.

And that other thing you said.....there is an old saying; don’t let your mouth make promises that your ass can’t keep. If you don’t occupy the White House, you can’t declare all of us Americans, Georgians and then tell those people “we’ve” got your back. I mean, where you git that “we” shit kemo sabe?

That’s a punch line from an old joke that McCain is old enough to know..Hell, he was probably there when it was written.

The joke goes like this; The Lone Ranger and his faithful Indian companion Tonto are riding along when suddenly they find themselves surrounded by Indians. The Lone Ranger looks at Tonto and says, “well old friend, I guess this is it, we’re outnumbered.” To which Tonto leans back on his horse and replies, “where you git that “we” shit kemo sabe..”

I’m with Tonto. I ain’t in this mess and I don’t like being put in the middle of a situation created by some useless promises and platitudes issued by that other fool, who still does occupy the White House.

McCain’s obviously missed the fact that we’re kind of short on troops these days what with those situations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Going guns blazing into Georgia would probably get us into a shooting match with Russia and drag the rest of the world down the non returnable rabbit hole of World War III.

The last time I looked, Shrub was still president, Dick Cheney was still VP. I don’t recall seeing John McCain listed anywhere in the current chain of command. And I do seem to recall him lambasting Obama in commercial after frickin commercial, about attempting to be presidential when he hasn’t yet won the election. At least Bush is sending his Russian expert, Condi Rice. Finally, she gets to do something other than play piano and demonstrate her predawn exercise routine.

Diplomacy is the way adults handle situations. The red phone is not some button in the cockpit of a practice mini bomber. Press the button and we lose the pilot and plane. Pick up the red phone and we lose the world.

Think about it, genius.

At the rate McCain is going, we can just hold Obama’s coronation tomorrow, or whenever he returns from vacation.


Isaac, Bernie, John and Cullen

I’ve been busy vacationing, which means I haven’t looked at a computer screen, paid attention to my cell phone, or written a word in a few days. I believe in totally unplugging when I take time off. This time I was hanging out with my sisters and family. My parents celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. I’m the first product of a two parent, albeit dysfunctional American family. Still together and still crazy after all these years.

As I’ve written in the past this is the time of the world’s longest yard sale that stretches from Defiance Ohio to Gadsden Alabama along Route 127. My sister and I have set a goal of seeing every inch of it before we die and we’re making progress...slow, easy, happy progress, in coming days I will write about it, but not yet.

Life has a way of intruding when you least expect it. Bernie Mac, and Isaac Hayes died this weekend. Bernie was one of those guys who could make me pay to go see a movie these days. I’m a movie fanatic who stood in line to see Christopher Reeve as Superman at 8:30 in the morning in Los Angeles with my sister and brother in law. I was in the first audience to see Alien, the movie that made it okay to be a strong woman and kick some alien butt in the process. I saw Star Wars and Raiders when they first came out. I even saw Too Wong Foo from the first row surrounded by some of my more flamboyant friends, to the consternation of the other staid Cincinnati movie goers...

But I stopped going to theaters weekly as the price went up and the quality of movies went down. I go now only when I want to see someone whom I admire. Bernie Mac was one of those people. He made me laugh and laugh and laugh. I can’t remember half the movies I saw him in, but I can remember each and every line he uttered. I knew he suffered from a chronic illness. I just didn’t expect it to take him so soon. I’m one of those “beige MF’s” (his words) who’s going to miss him.

Isaac Hayes was the conductor of the orchestra that plays the soundtrack to my life. Hot Buttered Soul....Black Moses.....Shaft.....By the Time I Get to Phoenix....

He was the grandfather of grown up rap...What he said between the music was as important as the music itself. I still play the vinyl rather than the CD, because I can, and because I like looking at his very creative album covers..the original ones...not the re issues...Hayes was unique as an entertainer.
I don’t know what killed him, but he, too, went too soon.


I went back through my commentaries to see what I’d written about John Edwards and the first thing I found was that I compared him to Dan Quayle, late last year, except I said he was much, much smarter. I take that back. Edwards is the dumbest rock in the box if he thinks that I and the rest of this world believes his version of his baby mama drama. Mr. Perfect’s been caught with his pants unzipped. He really is a politician and is as arrogant as the current resident of the White House. Hear what I say, pay no attention to what I do. Another defender of the sanctity of heterosexual marriage busted...Please!


Cullen....Cullen....Cullen...Cullen Jones...Gold medalist...Yeah! Like your smile, bro and the way you stroke. May you find success in getting the little ones into the pool...


Like a Big Lead Balloon....

Buried under all the presidential campaign B.S. last week was a truly historic event. The United State House of Representatives passed a resolution apologizing to black Americans for slavery. The full text is as follows from the Library of Congress:


H. Res. 194

In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

July 29, 2008.

Whereas millions of Africans and their descendants were enslaved in the United States and the 13 American colonies from 1619 through 1865;

Whereas slavery in America resembled no other form of involuntary servitude known in history, as Africans were captured and sold at auction like inanimate objects or animals;

Whereas Africans forced into slavery were brutalized, humiliated, dehumanized, and subjected to the indignity of being stripped of their names and heritage;

Whereas enslaved families were torn apart after having been sold separately from one another;

Whereas the system of slavery and the visceral racism against persons of African descent upon which it depended became entrenched in the Nation's social fabric;

Whereas slavery was not officially abolished until the passage of the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1865 after the end of the Civil War;

Whereas after emancipation from 246 years of slavery, African-Americans soon saw the fleeting political, social, and economic gains they made during Reconstruction eviscerated by virulent racism, lynchings, disenfranchisement, Black Codes, and racial segregation laws that imposed a rigid system of officially sanctioned racial segregation in virtually all areas of life;

Whereas the system of de jure racial segregation known as `Jim Crow,' which arose in certain parts of the Nation following the Civil War to create separate and unequal societies for whites and African-Americans, was a direct result of the racism against persons of African descent engendered by slavery;

Whereas a century after the official end of slavery in America, Federal action was required during the 1960s to eliminate the dejure and defacto system of Jim Crow throughout parts of the Nation, though its vestiges still linger to this day;

Whereas African-Americans continue to suffer from the complex interplay between slavery and Jim Crow--long after both systems were formally abolished--through enormous damage and loss, both tangible and intangible, including the loss of human dignity, the frustration of careers and professional lives, and the long-term loss of income and opportunity;

Whereas the story of the enslavement and de jure segregation of African-Americans and the dehumanizing atrocities committed against them should not be purged from or minimized in the telling of American history;

Whereas on July 8, 2003, during a trip to Goree Island, Senegal, a former slave port, President George W. Bush acknowledged slavery's continuing legacy in American life and the need to confront that legacy when he stated that slavery `was . . . one of the greatest crimes of history . . . The racial bigotry fed by slavery did not end with slavery or with segregation. And many of the issues that still trouble America have roots in the bitter experience of other times. But however long the journey, our destiny is set: liberty and justice for all.';

Whereas President Bill Clinton also acknowledged the deep-seated problems caused by the continuing legacy of racism against African-Americans that began with slavery when he initiated a national dialogue about race;

Whereas a genuine apology is an important and necessary first step in the process of racial reconciliation;

Whereas an apology for centuries of brutal dehumanization and injustices cannot erase the past, but confession of the wrongs committed can speed racial healing and reconciliation and help Americans confront the ghosts of their past;

Whereas the legislature of the Commonwealth of Virginia has recently taken the lead in adopting a resolution officially expressing appropriate remorse for slavery and other State legislatures have adopted or are considering similar resolutions; and

Whereas it is important for this country, which legally recognized slavery through its Constitution and its laws, to make a formal apology for slavery and for its successor, Jim Crow, so that it can move forward and seek reconciliation, justice, and harmony for all of its citizens: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives--

(1) acknowledges that slavery is incompatible with the basic founding principles recognized in the Declaration of Independence that all men are created equal;

(2) acknowledges the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery and Jim Crow;

(3) apologizes to African Americans on behalf of the people of the United States, for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow; and

(4) expresses its commitment to rectify the lingering consequences of the misdeeds committed against African Americans under slavery and Jim Crow and to stop the occurrence of human rights violations in the future.




It was a nonbinding resolution passed by voice vote. No reparations attached. I can and will forgive but it's still too early to forget.